Diabetes Self-Management Program
Focus on Diabetes, a six-week Diabetes Self-Management class, teaches individuals with diabetes, and their caregivers, skills related to living with the disease. Topics covered include: techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, stress, and emotional probmlems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration; goal setting and problem solving; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance; healthy eating; appropriate use of medication, and; working more effectively with healthcare providers. Each participant will receive a copy of the companion book "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions."
The two-hour meetings are highly interactive, focusing on building skills, sharing experiences, and providing support. Each class is facilitated by two trained volunteers. The program was developed and tested by the Stanford School of Medicine and is proven effective.
Learn to Live Well with Diabetes This 6-week program was developed by the Center for African-American Health to provide information about managing and controlling diabetes.
Project Power Learn about Project Power, six educational workshops developed by the American Diabetes Association that provides churches and organizations with a foundation for integrating diabetes awareness messages and healthy living tips into the life of the family and organization. Project Power is offered by the Center for African-American Health. The program is customizable from a two-hour session to a full day seminar.
American Diabetes Association
Building Community Support for Diabetes Care.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Prostate Cancer Control Initiatives
Culturally Competent Self-Management Program Increases Confidence and Knowledge for African Americans With or at Risk for Diabetes
National Diabetes Education Program, National Institute of Health