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Living Well with Diabetes

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In the Living Well with Diabetes Workshop participants will learn a variety of necessary day-to-day management skills needed to actively manage diabetes and manage and/or increase life’s activities in order to lead active and fulfilling lives.     This evidence based health program was developed by Stanford School of Medicine. The workshop is given 2½ hours once a week for six weeks, in community settings such as churches, community centers, libraries and hospitals.

People with type 2 diabetes attend the workshop in groups of 12-16. Workshops are facilitated from a highly detailed manual by two trained Leaders, one or both of whom are peer leaders with diabetes themselves.

During the class, participants learn:

  • techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration

  • appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance

  • healthy eating

  • appropriate use of medication

  • working more effectively with health care providers. Participants will make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program.

Physicians, diabetes educators, dietitians, and other health professionals both at Stanford and in the community have reviewed all materials in the workshop. 

Call 1 (877) 353-3771 to locate a class near you.