Living Well with Diabetes
What is Living Well with Diabetes?
Chronic diseases such as diabetes are among
the most common of all health problems in the
Diabetes can make life a challenge but you can learn to live well!
Living Well with Diabetes classes will help you discover practical ways to live better and healthier.
Sessions include six, two and a half hour, classes for a small group led by two trained facilitators.
This nationally recognized program was developed by Stanford University in partnership with diabetes patients, diabetes nurse educators, nutritionists and diabetologists.
During the class, participants learn to:
Communicate effectively with health care professionals
Fight fatigue and pain
Eat healthy and monitor blood sugar
Areas not covered during this program are the physical process of glucose monitoring, discussion of patient-specific medications and insulin injection.
Who Should Attend Living Well with Diabetes Class?
The program was designed to benefit community-dwelling older adults who:
Have Type 2 Diabetes*
Have comorbid chronic conditions
Have rising health risks
Are lonely or fearful
Have comorbid depression
This class is not appropriate for individuals who will disrupt group dynamics
or for those acutely incapacitated by severe illness or physical limitations.
*Patients with Type 1 Diabetes are better suited for
Living Well with Chronic Conditions classes
To find a class near you check out our calendar or for
more information about this educational program please
contact Carol Bye at (218) 745-9104!