Juniper Classes

Living Well With Diabetes

Learn to manage your Type 2 Diabetes, develop strategies for living well and connect with others who will support your journey.

People in a Juniper Living with with Diabetes class

About the class

This six-week class meets once a week for two hours and thirty minutes. Each class includes a new topic on how to help participants with pre-diabetes manage their health. This class is a combination of presentations, discussion, and activities with others who have similar experiences to you. You will learn:

  • Techniques to deal with symptoms of diabetes, including fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, depression, anger, fear and frustration
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance
  • Healthy eating
  • Use of medication
  • How to better work with healthcare providers

A telephone version of the class is also available. This class is also offered in Spanish.

Living Well With Diabetes, also known as Diabetes Self-Management Program® is an evidence-based program developed by Stanford University and is managed by the Self-Management Resource Center. The program is supported by the American Diabetes Association.

“This class is the best thing I’ve done for myself. I highly recommend it to others with diabetes.”

— Living Well with Diabetes class participant

Benefits of the class

  • Reduce the risk of medical complications
  • Improve your health and sense of well-being
  • Learn how to make weekly action plans
  • Share experiences with others and help each other problem solve
  • Become more involved in your community with your neighbors

Who should take the class

This class is for anyone with a diagnosis of pre-diabetes, or diabetes, and would like to learn tips for a healthy lifestyle. It is particularly suited for people who:

  • Are newly diagnosed with diabetes
  • Have poor blood sugar control
  • Have greater than 7 percent A1c
  • Have experienced recent complications that required hospital or emergency room treatment

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