Resource Listings

Follows is a listing of Local Treatment Programs, Support Groups, Diabetes Education Classes, and links to National Organizations. For a Listing of current Santa Barbara Adult Education classes regarding Diabetes, please click here.


Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

  • Eastside Neighborhood Clinic
    915 North Milpas Street
    (805) 963-1641
  • Isla Vista Medical Clinic
    970 Embarcadero del Mar
    (805) 968-1511
  • Westside Neighborhood Medical Clinic
    628 W. Micheltorena Street (near San Andres cross street)
    (805) 963-1546

American Indian Health & Services
Services provided in 17 different languages
4141 State Street #B-2
(805) 681-7356

Santa Barbara County Health Clinics:

  • Santa Barbara
    345 Camino del Remedio
    (805) 681-5488
  • Franklin
    1136 East Montecito Street
    (805) 568-2099
  • Santa Maria
    (805) 346-7230
  • Carpinteria
    931 Walnut Avenue
    (805) 684-8681
  • Lompoc
    (805) 737-6400
  • New Cuyama
    (661) 766-2550


Project Esperanza
A program of the DRC offering management, nutrition, and support to members of the Santa Barbara community who live with diabetes and those at risk for developing this disease.
Visit our page in English or Spanish detailing the program.

Sansum Medical Research Institute
Santa Barbara Adult Support Group
1st Friday of the month, 12 pm-2pm
2219 Bath Street at Pueblo St.
Downstairs Library
Contact Hazel Froscher:
(805) 687-8915

Living with Diabetes
Individual, Family, and Group Counseling
Laurel Rose, MFCC
(805) 962-2480

American Indian Health & Services
Services provided in 17 different languages
4141 State Street #B-2
(805) 681-7356

Marian Hospital Adult Support Group
(Santa Maria)
2nd Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm
Contact: MaryAnne Tieche RN
(805) 739-3796 or (805) 922-1320

Santa Barbara County Kidney
Transplant Support Group


S.B. Cottage Hospital
Diabetes Education Program

Contact: Carol Henderson Nelson RN, BSN, CDE
(805) 569-8240

Santa Barbara City College Adult Education Program
Members of the Diabetes Resource Center offer Diabetes Classes through Adult Ed. Many of these classes are in the evening or at lunchtime. Pick up a catalog at the Schott Center, 310 W. Padre Street (687-0812), or at the Wake Center, 300 N. Turnpike Road (964-6853). Fall quarter catalog published in the Santa Barbara News-Press the last Sunday of August; Winter Schedule published the last Sunday of December; Spring Schedule published the last Sunday of March. For current classes, visit our Education > Current Adult Ed Classes page.

American Indian Health & Services
Services provided in 17 different languages
4141 State Street #B-2
(805) 681-7356

Vandenberg Air Force Base
Health and Wellness Center
Contact: Beverly Calderon / Flo Padgett
(805) 606-2221

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute
2219 Bath Street, Santa Barbara
(805) 682-7638
SDRI presents ongoing free programs to educate people with diabetes, family members and caregivers about the basics of living with and managing diabetes. The following programs are offered to the public year round and are held at the institute.

Nutrition Class for People with Diabetes
Thursdays 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm,
Learn to eat wisely! And have your questions answered by registered dietician Jeannine Mesipam RD.

Diabetes Support Group
1st Friday of each month, 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
Provides ongoing discussion, exchange of information on control, diet and exercise for adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Monthly Public Tours
2nd Thursday of each month, 10:OO am
Tour the facility and learn about the latest progress in diabetes research and care at Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, and meet some of the people involved in the cutting edge work at SDRI.
South County:

Sansum-Santa Barbara Medical Foundation Clinic
317 West Pueblo, Santa Barbara
215 Pesetas Lane, Santa Barbara
Diabetes Education Program

Health Center: (805)681-7820
Patient Education Calendar: (805) 681-8976

North County:
Santa Maria:
(805) 938-3087
110 South Pine, Suite 227, SM

(805) 737-8600
1201 East Ocean Ave.
Yvonne Stephens RD, CDE


American Association of Diabetes Educators
Where to find a diabetes educator in your area.
(800) 338-3633


California Diabetes Program
A program devoted to preventing diabetes and its complications in California’s diverse communities.
(916) 552-9888

American Diabetes Association
(800) 232-3472

For a free catalog of ADA publications:
(800) 232-6733

American Dietetic Association
National Nutrition Network
(800) 366-1655

Centers for Disease Control
Resources and materials (incluyendo español)
(800) 311-3435

Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association
(800) 898-4322

International Diabetes Center (IDC)
Park Nicollet Medical Foundation
Catalog of educational materials
(888) 637-2675

National Diabetes Education Program
Excellent resource; (incluyendo español)
(800) 438-5383

National Eye Health Information
Open Monday thru Friday until 5pm EST
(301) 496-5248

“Taking Control of Your Diabetes”
A Website devoted to teaching how to prevent and delay complications of diabetes and to obtaining the care you need in the new managed care environment.

For complete listings, please go to our page National Diabetes Links


“Information on Call”, courtesy of Verizon Phone Services
24 hour a day recorded information
(800) 809-0067, then press the following four number extensions

6056 “Diabetes Symptoms and Risk Factors”
3567 “Losing Weight – Burning Calories”
3568 “Safe Weight Loss”
3547 “Adult Fitness: Setting Goals”