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