Living Smart Diabetes Self-Management Program

As a member of the Living Smart Diabetes Self Management Program, you have access to a team of experts who are here to assist you with your care. Patients are introduced to all of the resources necessary to treat and manage their condition in the most effective and pleasant manner including but not limited to:

Diabetes Education

  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Basic Diabetes Knowledge
  • Meal Planning
  • Diabetes Self-management Skills
  • Insulin Pump Training

In keeping with current health care trends, Dr. Hanson has taken Hanson Diabetes Center and the Living Smart Diabetes Self Management Program to a new level. The website also provides access to our cutting edge patient portal. To create your own portal, or to find out more about it, click on the patient portal button at the bottom of the homepage or the top main menu.


Individual Diabetes Assessment (1 hr)
One-on-one counseling targeted at individual needs.

Diabetes Basics (4 hrs)
A group workshop provides comprehensive diabetes education and self-management skills.

Nutritional Management and basic carbohydrate counting (4 hrs)
Understanding nutrition is the key to weight loss and healthy eating. Attendees are taught menu planning, basic nutrition and more.

Carbohydrate counting (1 hr)
A mini session which provides a better understanding of food choices and carbohydrate counting.

Diabetes Annual Refresher workshop – (2hrs)
Evaluation and review of self-care behaviors and basic diabetes knowledge.

Intensive Insulin Management ( 2 hrs)
For patients on multiple insulin injections. A workshop on carbohydrate counting and pattern management to better stabilize blood sugar control.

Periodic workshops also given on insulin pump introduction and training.

All classes are held at our Port Charlotte conference center located at 21216 Olean Blvd, Ste 5

All sessions ARE covered by Medicare and most insurance. We pre-verify coverage.

To register for above sessions:

Please provide us by telephone, fax or Email with your name, address, phone number, the full name and phone number of your doctor and the classes you would like to attend. Living Smart will contact you regarding insurance coverage, class dates and times, and any special needs that you may have.

You may also use our contact us page to send us a message. Please get in touch with us.

We would love to hear from you!

Lenita Hanson, M.D.,P.A.
21216 Olean Blvd, Suite 6
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Phone: 941-624-4800

Fax: 941-206-0048