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Diabetes Self-Management  Workshop

The Diabetes Self-Management Workshops are proven health and wellness workshops that complement provider care for adults with pre-diabetes and diabetes. This workshop teaches adults strategies to empower and improve overall well-being. Self-management workshops complement clinical care and are evaluated and approved by the CDC. This workshop meets once a week for six weeks, for 2 to 2.5 hours.

Program Information 

Standford University's widely tested Diabetes Self-Management Program helps those living with diabetes improve their general health. A six week, once a week program, participants that attend the workshop will receive a free copy of the Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Condition book, and a relaxation CD, Relaxation for Mind and Body. 

This workshop is for:
Adults with pre-diabetes and diabetes
Family members, friends, caregivers of adults with diabetes
This workshop teaches participants:
Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep
Exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance 
Proper nutrition
Appropriate use of medications
Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
Program components:
Structured, interactive, group learning focused on individuals suffering from diabetes.
Coping strategies: Action planning/feedback, behavior modeling, problem-solving, and decision making
Self-management of symptoms: Stress management/relaxation, healthy eating, sleep/fatigue management, medication management, exercise, communication with health providers
Program Outcomes:
Cost-savings: Lower healthcare costs
Increase health status: Less pain, fatigue, worry
Increase self-efficacy 
Increase communication with healthcare providers
Increase health status in 7 of 9 variables: Fatigue, shortness of breath, pain, social activity limitation, illness intrusiveness, depression, health distress

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Veronica Lopez, Unit Manager

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Susan Thompson, Coordinator         

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Allison Kerin Director, Employee Wellness

 

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Rocio Carrasco, CHW, Project FRONTIER Coordinator

 

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Upcoming Workshop:

Spring workshop tentative date in May 2020.

Call for details: 806.743.7821