Diabetes Self-Management Workshops

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 10:30 am to 12:45 pm

The Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) is a community-based program which empowers participants to maintain quality of life when living with type 2 diabetes. The DSMP is provided in two-and-a-half-hour-long sessions, once a week for six weeks. Workshops are facilitated by trained leaders, who live with or help someone manage diabetes.

This 6-week series will meet from 10:30am-12:45pm on the following Wednesdays:
March 21
March 28
April 4
April 11
April 18 
April 25

Subjects covered include:

  1. techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration;
  2. appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance;
  3. healthy eating
  4. appropriate use of medication; and
  5. working more effectively with health care providers.

Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Special thanks to NourishKC for providing health snacks for these workshops.

RSVP to Linda Warrior at 816-701-3484 or at lindawarrior@kclibrary.org.