Know someone with Type 1 Diabetes? We can offer help!

Attention Diabetes Educators and Specialists:

Do you know an adult living with Type 1 Diabetes and an A1c of 7.5% or greater?

Please invite them to join the EMBARK Study, Participants receive payment plus group classes and one-on-one coaching from diabetes experts as part of this NIH Study. We need to enroll 70 ,more participants by the end of the year and we so appreciate your help!

What participant’s are saying about their EMBARK experience

“I feel a lot more empowered in my diabetes care”

“I have learned so much about how to make insulin and carb adjustments to improve blood sugars.”

“This is the first time in 10 years that I have had an A1c less than 7%.”

As an instructor and coach for the past year with the EMBARK study, I can attest that participants greatly benefit from their experience. They comment on how much they love the virtual group classes and swapping stories with others living with Type 1 Diabetes. Many participants have shared that they don’t feel so alone with their diabetes because of these group sessions. They also appreciate how much they learn about self-managing their diabetes during the individual coaching sessions with a diabetes expert.

EMBARK Info Sheet to Share with Participants

Benefits of joining the EMBARK Study

  • EMBARK is a national, entirely virtual program to help adults with T1D reduce diabetes distress and improve management.
  • EMBARK addresses the emotional side of diabetes: the often neglected part of diabetes care called “diabetes’ distress.” This refers to the expected stresses, worries, burdens, and concerns that are part of living with diabetes over time and that impacts many aspects of diabetes management.
  • Participants get paid $250. Because it is a University-based, NIH-supported clinical trial, EMBARK pays participants for brief assessments over 12 months ($250 total), including free A1C testing.
  • EMBARK includes live, interactive, small group education and training, plus personal coaching over three months.
  • EMBARK provides an easily accessible personal resource to help with management and living with diabetes during the pandemic, when many people with diabetes lack access to care and support.
  • EMBARK includes randomization to three different evidenced-based programs – there is no non-intervention control group, so everyone receives an active intervention.
  • Because EMBARK includes ongoing evaluation, the information gained will be passed on to diabetes clinicians to enhance care.
  • EMBARK is delivered by highly experienced, licensed educators and behavioral psychologists.

Sign up Today

Get Started Today

It is so easy to get started. Just click this link or call: 1-855-850-3599 (toll-free) or email us at: embark@ucsf.edu.

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EMBARK Info Sheet to Share with Participants

Thank you,
UCSF EMBARK Team


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Program Info: 2021 Diabetes Educator Course Flyer & Schedule (subject to change)
Speakers: View Conference Faculty.
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2021 Diabetes Educator Course Flyer & Schedule (subject to change)


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  • Presentations by our team of experts
  • Q & A Session with the instructor after each webinar
  • State-of-the-art review of current diabetes care and technology.
  • Resources for each session
  • Access to FREE podcast and recorded webinars within a week of each live session for one full year.

2021 Diabetes Educator Course Flyer & Schedule (subject to change)


Team of Experts: Our team of expert faculty has been fine-tuning this course for over fifteen years and we know what you need to succeed! In addition to informative lectures, we also use group activities and case studies to highlight the essential knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to succeed in diabetes education today!


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  • Level 2 – Hyperglycemic Crisis, DKA and HHS Standards 1.0 CEs
  • Level 2 – Meds Management Update for Type 2 – 1.5 CEs
  • Level 2 – Setting up a Successful Diabetes Program 1.5 CEs
  • Level 2 – Pregnancy and Diabetes 1.5 CEs
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