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
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.