Helping you live a healthy life with a chronic condition

Living a Healthy Life with Diabetes is a six week workshop for anyone with Diabetes, in particular people with Type 2 and pre-diabetes. No referral from a health care professional is needed, anyone can register themselves for a workshop, . Workshops are highly interactive and focus on the topics below.

Session 1

  • Introduction – Identifying Common Problems
  • What is Diabetes?
  • Monitoring your Diabetes (all sessions)
  • Introduction to Healthy Eating
  • Introduction to Action Plans

Session 2

  • Feedback/Problem-Solving
  • Formula for Health Eating
  • Preventing Low Blood Glucose: Hypoglycemia
  • Making an Action Plan

Session 3

  • Feedback/Problem-Solving
  • Preventing and Delaying Complications
  • Planning Low Fat Meals
  • Introduction to Physical Activity and Exercise
  • Dealing with Stress
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • Making an Action Plan

Session 4

  • Feedback/Problem-Solving
  • Dealing with Difficult Emotions
  • Reading Nutrition Labels
  • Endurance Activities
  • Guided Imagery
  • Making an Action Plan

Session 5

  • Feedback/Problem-Solving
  • Depression Management
  • Positive Thinking
  • Communication Skills
  • Medication Usage
  • Making an Action Plan

Session 6

  • Feedback/Problem-Solving
  • Strategies for Sick Days
  • Foot Care
  • Working with Your Health Care Professional and the Health Care System
  • Looking Back and Planning for the Future

Workshop Registration

If you would like to attend a diabetes workshop visit our upcoming workshop page or contact Sally Kirby at 289-231-0926 for more information.