Living Well: Diabetes Self-Management Program

Stanford University developed Living Well: Diabetes Self-Management Program, a community-based, peer-led program to teach persons with type 2 diabetes the skills needed in the day-to-day management of this condition. Participants will also learn to manage commonly experienced symptoms, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Tense muscles
  • Stress/anxiety
  • Pain
  • Difficult emotions
  • Depression

This program was rigorously tested and proven to effectively help persons with type 2 Diabetes better manage their condition and symptoms associated with having this chronic condition.

What you will learn:

Techniques to deal with symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, stress

  • Healthy eatingDiabetes Self-Management Program
  • Physical activity
  • Working with your healthcare team
  • Effective communication with health care providers
  • Action planning/Goal setting

Workshops meet:

Once a week (same day)

2 ½ hours (same time)

6  consecutive weeks

For more information visit: http://patienteducation.stanford.edu/programs/

What you will experience in a DSMP workshop (courtesy of the Health Services Advisory Group)