Diabetes Self-Management Program

Friday, May 7, 2021 from 10:30am to 12:30pm


The Diabetes Self-Management Program is provided by Texas Health in collaboration with Dallas Area Agency on Aging. It is designed to help you better manage your diabetes, prevent complications, and improve your overall quality of life. Caregivers and family members are also welcomed to attend and participate in the program.

This program is presented in a virtual format using videoconferencing.  The full program consists of 2.5-hour interactive small group sessions, once a week for six weeks.  The participants of the program learn new skills, share their experiences, make weekly action plans, and help each other solve problems as they work together in creating and carrying out their self-management programs.  Participants are provided a free copy of a relaxation CD and the Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions book as resources to assist them on their journey to improved health and well-being.  

Topics include:

-Understanding Type I and Type II diabetes
-Recognizing and managing symptoms
-Monitoring your blood sugar levels
-Skin and foot care
-Preventing complications
-Stress management
-Physical activity and exercise
-Nutrition and healthy eating
-Weight management
-Medication usage
-Communicating effectively
-Working with your health care provider
-Decision making
-Problem solving
-Action planning

Contact:L 214-475-0859.

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