The largest program of the Health Trust, the Diabetes Health Center, works to prevent and reduce the incidence of acute and chronic complications associated with diabetes by providing culturally competent Diabetes Self-Management Education and Medical Nutrition Therapy to residents of the greater Pajaro Valley area. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, this program gives clients the skills necessary for proper self-management and prevention of diabetes, which ultimately improves their quality of life by reducing the incidence of related complications.

Current Services include:

NEW: Athena Health Patient Portal

Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)

Gestational Diabetes Management Education

Diabetes Case Management

Glucometer Training

Insulin Delivery Training, to include Insulin Pump Training

Medication Education

Pre and Post Bariatric Surgery nutrition counseling

Nutrition Counseling and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for purposes that Include: Chronic Disease (Prevention and) Management, Weight Loss, Pediatric Nutrition, Mitigating Food Allergies, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Eating Disorders, Sports Nutrition, Optimizing Health and Graceful Aging

Community Presentations

Nutrition Education, Eating Healthy on a Budget, Optimizing Health, Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, Diabetes, Diabetes Prevention Education, Pain Management, Stress Management Education, Stress Reduction Techniques and Lifestyle, Graceful Aging, and Mindfulness.


  • Most insurances are accepted
  • Sliding Scale Fee
  • No one is denied services if unable to pay


The Diabetes Health Center is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) through their Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP).

Office Location
85 Nielson Street, Suite 201
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: (831) 763-6445
Fax: (831) 724-0877

Office hours
Monday-Friday – 8:00AM – 4:30PM

Forms / Formas

New patients: download registration form prior to your appointment.

Pacientes nuevos: descargue la forma de registración antes de ir a su cita.