An initiative of The N.C. Center for Health & Wellness at UNC Asheville

Programa de Manejo Personal de la Diabetes

What Is It?

This program is for Spanish-speaking people with diabetes. Workshops are facilitated by two trained certified and active leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with a chronic disease themselves. All workshops are given in Spanish without translators.

Who should attend Chronic Disease Self Management Education Classes?

The Living Healthy with Diabetes Self-Management workshops are designed to help people with Type 2 Diabetes to gain self-confidence in their ability to control their symptoms and learn how their health problems affect their lives. The Diabetes Self-Management Program will not conflict with existing programs or treatment as it is designed to enhance regular treatment and disease-specific education.

What are the components of Chronic Disease Self Management Education Classes?

Small-group, highly interactive workshops last for six weeks, meeting once a week for 2 ½ hours, and are facilitated by a pair of leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with Diabetes themselves.

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
  5. Working more effectively with health care providers.

Participants will make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program. Physicians, diabetes educators, dietitians, and other health professionals both at Stanford and in the community have reviewed all materials in the workshop.

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