Texas Healthy at Home Classes

Living Well With Diabetes

Learn to manage your Type 2 Diabetes, develop strategies for living well and connect with others who will support your journey.

About the class

This six-week class meets once a week for two hours and 30 minutes. Each class includes a new topic on how to help participants with pre-diabetes manage their health. This class is a combination of presentations, discussion and activities with others who have similar experiences to you. You will learn 

  • Techniques to deal with symptoms of diabetes, including fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, depression, anger, fear and frustration 
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance 
  • Healthy eating 
  • Use of medication
  • How to better work with healthcare providers 

An online version of the class is also available. This class is also offered in Spanish. 

Living Well With Diabetes, also known as the Diabetes Self-Management Program®, is an evidence-based program developed by Stanford University and managed by the Self-Management Resource Center. The program is supported by the American Diabetes Association. 

“This class is the best thing I’ve done for myself. I highly recommend it to others with diabetes.”
-Living Well With Diabetes Class Participant

Benefits of the class

  • Reduce the risk of medical complications 
  • Improve your health and sense of well-being 
  • Learn how to make weekly action plans 
  • Share experiences with others and help each other problem solve 
  • Become more involved in your community with your neighbors 

Who should take the class

This class is for anyone with a diagnosis of pre-diabetes or diabetes who would like to learn tips for a healthy lifestyle. It is particularly suited for people who 

  • Are newly diagnosed with diabetes 
  • Have poor blood sugar control 
  • Have greater than 7 percent A1c 
  • Have experienced recent complications that required hospital or emergency room treatment 

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