MIMA Diabetes Self Management Education Program provides the highest level of education to Diabetes patients so they can
provide better care for themselves. Diabetes patients often feel overwhelmed and fearful about the disease. The good news is
that with proper nutrition, medication, exercise, monitoring and education, patients can take control and enjoy a high quality of life.
Recognized by the American Diabetes Association, the MIMA Diabetes Self Management Education Program educates patients
about quality diabetic care, and more importantly, the steps needed to try to prevent or slow the effects of the disease. Through
cutting-edge research and educational information, MIMA continues to work with patients and clinicians to perhaps one day
change the way a person is able to manage their disease. As testimony to the quality of care provided at MIMA, 24 MIMA physicians
are recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Diabetic Physician Recognition Program.
Under the direction of Dr. Ruben Pipek, Board Certified Endocrinologist, the program provides care from a clinical staff who
are certified diabetes educators including a registered dietitian, and a registered nurse. MIMA Endocrinologists and Family Practice
physicians work closely with diabetes care professionals to give patients a high level of care.
MIMA is passionate about offering comprehensive education, medical treatment and support that address all of the components
that comprise a successful care program -- from support groups and individual counseling, to insulin pump training and weight
- Educational Classes – a series of three classes, each 3-hours long, held weekly for three consecutive weeks. Morning
and afternoon class times are offered. In addition, the class is offered two Friday’s and one Saturday each month from 8:30
am to 4:30 pm and 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
- Individual Consultation - an individual consultation with the nurse diabetes educator gives you time to ask questions and
- Group Medical Nutrition Therapy – once classes are completed, you’ll meet with the registered dietitian to give you the
tools you need to further manage your meal plan. These sessions allow one-on-one guidance for your specific needs with
respect to other health related concerns, schedules, and food preferences.
- Refresher Classes -- Program graduates of the comprehensive program can attend a 2 hour annual update class
every year. This class is designed to provide updates on diabetes management and to examine progress toward meeting
treatment goals or to establish new goals or changes in your treatment plan as needed.
Classes are held at the MIMA Gateway offices at 1223 Gateway Drive, Melbourne, FL.
For more information, please contact 321-725-4500 x 7303 to discuss details of the program and eligibility.
Diabetes Self Management Education and medical nutrition therapy (for diabetes) are covered benefits under Medicare. You
will not be billed for this service beyond what you might pay for a limited office visit.
Many commercial carriers provide benefits for diabetes education and nutrition therapy. The diabetes department contacts
your insurance regarding coverage for diabetes education prior to contacting you for scheduling of classes. In addition, you
may wish to contact your insurance company regarding diabetes education coverage. You should expect to have your usual
office visit co-payment.
The MIMA Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is reserved for MIMA patients. If you are interested in being a patient,
call the referral line at 321-951-7074.
If you were referred by your doctor, you should be contacted within a week for an appointment. If you have not been called or
need to change your appointment, call 321-725-4500 ext. 7202.
If you are interested in being referred by your doctor, please speak with them about a referral to the program or call 321-725-
4500 ext. 7202 for more information on getting a referral.