Aspirus Clinics

Diabetes Education Center

About the Aspirus Diabetes Education Center

What is Diabetes?

Go to our health library for detailed information about diabetes.

The Aspirus Diabetes Education Center has programs in Wausau, Antigo and Medford, and saw more than 1,100 patients collectively in 2008. 

The programs are recognized by the American Diabetes Association for outpatient services for adults with Type I, Type II and Gestational diabetes.

Type I, Type II, and gestational diabetes patients receive individualized and group self-management education training coordinated by a multi-disciplinary team of Certified Diabetes Educators, Registered Dietitians, and Registered Nurses. Physician referral is required.

To schedule appointments, please call 715.847.2070.

Diabetes Education Program

Your doctor has referred you for diabetes education. Your first appointment will be an individual visit with a diabetes educator to determine your immediate needs for instruction on home glucose monitoring, medication, etc. You may then be scheduled for one or more group classes, individual follow-up visits and an annual visit.

Classes meet on Thursdays in the Aspirus Diabetes Education Center at the following times:

Week 1 (Class A)

Diabetes Overview
Prevention of Complications
Health Care Maintenance


1-3 p.m. / 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Week 2 (Class B)



1-3 p.m. / 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Week 3 (Class C)

Lifestyle Adjustment


1-3 p.m. / 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Week 4

Class A
Class B
Class C


8:30-10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.*
1-3 p.m.

* Lunch break will be from 12:30-1 p.m. You may bring your own lunch or purchase from the cafeteria at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Physician referral is required, but you also may request a referral through the Aspirus Diabetes Education Center.