Call: 860-258-3470

Diabetes Education


We are pleased to have an experienced diabetes educator who works with patients to understand and manage diabetic care.

Lillian (Lil) Vozzolo, BS, RN, CDCES  is a Nurse Educator with over 20 years of experience with excellent teaching skills. She served as a Certified Diabetes Educator for over 15 years and has spent the last 9 years working within Starling Endocrinology. Lil’s services have now expanded to the broader Starling community and she works with all Starling diabetic patients to effectively manage their care.

Group Online Classes

Monthly online classes will be offered on the following topics:

Basic Diabetes Care & Management

Overview on what is diabetes, medication instruction, balancing food, medication, nutrition and exercise, blood glucose goals, tools to help successfully manage diabetes.

Carbohydrate Counting & Meal Planning

Discussion on what are the macronutrients, how do carbohydrates affect your blood sugar, healthy meal planning.

Sensor Therapy

Introduction to continuous glucose monitoring, interpretation of glucose monitoring, professional CGM trials, individual and group training on personal devices.

Pump Therapy

Introduction to benefits of pump therapy, instruction on pump basal and bolus theory, individual  training classes on personal pumps. 

InPen

Instruction on Smart Pen to record insulin usage as a tool for evaluation of current medication regimen.

 Upcoming Spring Classes in 2021

Diabetes Basics Care and Management: 

April 19 at 9am

May 3 at 9am 

June 7 at 9am

Carb Counting and Meal Planning: 

April 26 at 9am

May 17 at 9am 

June 14 at 9am

Sensor Therapy:

April 20 at 9am

May 11 at 9am 

June 8 at 9am

Insulin Administration/ InPen Smart Insulin Pen 

April 21 at 9am

May 26 at 9am 

June 23 at 9am

How To Register

There is no cost for the classes but pre-registration is required. All classes are currently online. Please note the times which now vary by day. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Click here to complete a Webinar Consent Form.
  2. On the bottom of the consent form, provide your contact information and select the class you would like to attend.
  3. You will then receive an email with a link to register for the virtual class.
  4. You will receive an email confirmation for your enrollment, a link for the class, and a reminder as the date draws closer. 
Click here to register!

Accessing the Webinar  

You can join a class from your computer, mobile device, phone, or video system. Pick the one that works best for you. Click on the helpful link below for login instructions. You must be registered to login to the class.

How to Log On to a Class

1:1 Coaching

Lil is also available to work with patients in the office or via Telemedicine to go more in-depth on the usage of advanced diabetes management tools. She can be reached at LiVozzolo@starlingphysicians.com or 860-258-3470, ext 5909 to schedule a session.