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What is the Diabetes Self-Management Program?

Developed by Stanford University, the Diabetes Self-Management Program helps support the knowledge and skills people learn from their health care providers and helps them put their diabetes care plan into action. The workshop does not conflict with other programs or treatment and is designed to enhance regular treatment. No referral is needed.

Who should attend the workshop?

Adults living with Type 2 Diabetes as well as their family, friends and/or caregivers.

What does it cost to attend?

FREE to all! Participants receive a Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions book.

How long is the workshop?

Participant’s meet once a week for 2.5 hours over 6 weeks.

Who leads the workshop?

The workshop is led by two trained volunteer leaders, whom have diabetes themselves or are caring for someone that does.

What happens in a workshop?

Participants are encouraged to take an active role by setting weekly goals and sharing their progress in meeting the goals.

Participants learn how to:         

  • Use skills to manage diabetes and related symptoms day-to-day        
  • Prevent low blood sugar        
  • Delay or prevent complications of diabetes        
  • Plan healthy meals and read food labels        
  • Communicate well with your health care team        
  • Stress Management        
  • Manage medications        
  • Decision making, planning and problem solving

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