Participants in Living Well with Diabetes (also known as the Diabetes Self-Management Program, DSMP) share common concerns and problems, brainstorm solutions and set weekly plans to achieve their goals.
What is it?
- Six-week workshop (2 ½ hours per week) led by two trained leaders
- Developed by Kate Lorig, DrPH, Stanford University
- Designed to help older adults find ways to deal with pain and fatigue resulting from diabetes, discover better nutrition and exercise choices and learn how to talk to their doctors and families about diabetes
Who should attend?
Older adults who:
- Have diabetes and are having a hard time living with the disease
- Live with or care for a person with diabetes
What do participants say?
- “The workshop helped me understand that I am not alone.”
- “I liked the goal setting because it made me get things done that I would not have done.”
- “Valuable information and process – I’ve started incorporating some healthy habits from taking this class.”
For more information
- Program Details.
- Workshop topics: DSMP Workshop Overview (pdf)
- The research evidence supporting the Diabetes Self-management Program.
- Upcoming classes.
To partner with MAAA in offering Diabetes Self-Management Program in the seven county metro area, or to become a workshop leader, contact Dave Fink.