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Diabetes Self-Management Virtual Workshop

Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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NOTE regarding 2021 workshops: To reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will provide our workshops online via the Zoom teleconference tool. For information about any Sanford Center Wellness programs, call (775) 235-8862 or email wellness.sca@gmail.com

The Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) is designed for people with Type 2 diabetes, care partners and pre-diabetics. This workshop teaches the skills needed in the day-to-day management of any type of ongoing health condition in order to maintain and/or increase an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

DSMP Workshop topics include:

  • 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.

After taking this workshop, participants have reported:

  • Decreased depression
  • Improvements in hypoglycemic symptoms
  • Better communication with their healthcare provider
  • Healthier eating habits and confidence in reading food labels
  • Greater self-efficacy

Workshops meet once a week for seven consecutive weeks, for 2 1/2 hours. Workshops are facilitated from a highly detailed manual by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are peer leaders with diabetes themselves. Each workshop is interactive. Participants will have the opportunity to make weekly action plans, share experiences and help each other solve problems they encounter by creating and carrying out their own self-management.

Who should participate in DSMP?
Anyone living with Type 2 diabetes, care partners and pre-diabetics.

Now scheduled for Spring 2021

Dates: Thursdays, March 18 to April 29
Time: 1-3:30 p.m.
Where: It’s online! The workshop will be given via Zoom videoconference. No need to leave your home.
Cost: Free.
Register now: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6047139/DSMP

Details

Date:
Mar 18
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Care Area:

Venue

UNR – Virtual Only
Reno, NV United States + Google Map

Contact

UNR Sanford Center for Aging
Phone:
775-784-1583
Website:
med.unr.edu/aging