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Online Living Well with Diabetes Workshop

March 4th, 2021 to April 8th, 2021
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Self-Management Program of Southeastern Ontario
This workshop is online only.

This workshop has 15 remaining seat(s).

Learn new skills and strategies to help you manage your diabetes daily, prevent complications and live healthier.

This is a 6 week class, once a week on Thursdays from 1:30pm to 4:00pm.

Plus a Zoom Meeting orientation session; exact date and time TBD (session is obligatory if you are not familiar with Zoom, and highly recommended even if you are). If you are not able to make the time, an alternate one-on-one orientation session can be scheduled.

Because of the way that we are funded, priority will be given to those living in Southeastern Ontario. About a week or two before the workshop starts, any leftover seats will then be available to those who live elsehwere.

This workshop will be offered via Zoom Meeting. You will need to download the software, but it is free and you do not need an account. You must also be comfortable sharing your video. If you are not comfortable with doing so, please sign up for one of our sessions of At-Home Kits with Support Calls instead (if none are listed, please feel free to contact us to be placed on a notification list for future ones - selfmanagement@kchc.ca).

The Living Well with Diabetes Workshop provides information and teaches skills to help manage your diabetes daily, prevent complications, and live healthier. Gain the confidence and motivation to better manage your symptoms and the challenges of living with diabetes.

This FREE workshop is for adults of all ages living with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes as well as their caregivers and family members. Participants meet online in groups of 5 to 12 individuals for 2.5 hours, once a week for 6 weeks, and will also receive a free copy of the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions and the audio CD Relaxation for Mind and Body (availble as a CD or an MP3 download). The workshops are led by two trained leaders who are usually volunteers with diabetes themselves or are close to someone who is.

Participants report improvement in their lifestyle and general health, as well as improved symptom management and better communication with their doctors. They also spend less time in the hospital compared to those who have not taken the workshop.

Classes encourage active participation, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The workshop will not conflict with existing programs or treatment and is designed to enhance regular treatment.

This workshop is an evidence-based self-management program originally developed at Stanford University and currently supported by the Self-Management Resource Center

 

Session 1

  • Overview of self-management
  • Making an action plan
  • Nutrition/healthy eating

Session 2

  • Preventing low blood sugar
  • Problem-solving/feedback

Session 3

  • Preventing Complications
  • Fitness/exercise
  • Stress management

Session 4

  • Relaxation techniques
  • Difficult emotions
  • Monitoring blood sugar

Session 5

  • Depression
  • Medications
  • Effective communication

Session 6

  • Working with your healthcare professional
  • Skin and foot care
  • Planning for the future
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