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Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

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The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program encourages small lifestyle changes while learning about your diabetes and the way it affects your health.  Learn about diabetes risks, complications and self-management tools.

DEEP is a Medicare-approved, evidence-based diabetes self-management program developed by the University of Illinois, Chicago that has been shown to be successful in helping participants take control of their disease & reduce the risk of complication.  DEEP workshops meet once a week.  DEEP provides opportunities for participants to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to reduce complications resulting from diabetes, such as kidney failure, amputation, vision loss, heart failure and stroke.

Topics include:

• What is diabetes?
• Diet and Exercise
• The importance of taking your medications
• How to manage complications
• Self-care; Eyes, Teeth, Toes, and Feet – What you need to know


• Improve & maintain quality of life for people with diabetes.
• Prevent complications & incapacities.
• Improve eating habits, maintain adequate nutrition & increase physical activity.

• Develop self-care skills.
• Improve the relationship between patients & healthcare providers.

• Utilize the available resources.

Program Details
Date:   TBD
Time:   TBD
6 weekly 2-hour class meetings, small group classroom-based environment
Cost:   $75*
*Free for those 65 or older with Medicare
To learn more about the program and how to enroll in a class, contact Nicole Martinovich, Healthy Initiatives Coordinator, (707) 545-9622 ext. 3412, 

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