Living Better with Diabetes workshops help you . . .
The Living Better with Diabetes workshop is a 6-session, peer-led health education program for people dealing with Diabetes. The Workshop compliments the health care participants may already be receiving. The purpose of the Living Better with Diabetes workshop is to enhance one’s skills and ability to manage their health and maintainan active and fulfilling lifestyle.
In addition participants learn or enhance their problem-solving and decision-making skills which enable them to confront the ever-changing challenges of living with Diabetes. The course is facilitated by two trained volunteers. Participants are invited to bring a family member, friend and/or caretaker.
Program participants demonstrated improved health status, health behavior, and self-efficacy, as well as fewer emergency room visits at four months. At one year, the improvements were maintained and remained significantly different from baseline condition.
* Living Better with Diabetes workshops utilize the Diabetes Self-Management Program curriculum developed at Stanford University’s Patient Education Research Center. For more information about the program, please visit the Stanford Patient Education Research Center’s website: http://patienteducation.stanford.edu/programs/diabeteseng.html