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Local Self-Management Classes
All classes listed below are proven, evidence-based programs that have been shown to help people better manage their conditions. Please click on them for more detailed information. To find a class near you, click on the “Find a Class” button.
Classes for Diabetes Prevention
National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)
National Diabetes Prevention Program
is a year long program for small groups of people who are at risk for developing diabetes. Classes are led by a trained lifestyle coach. People with take the classes learn real changes such as healthier eating, adding physical activity into their daily lives, and improving problem-solving skills. Classes meet weekly for the first 16 weeks, then less often for the rest of the year. This program can help people lower their risk of getting type 2 diabetes by 58%. Some local YMCAs also offer a Diabetes Prevention Program.
Classes for Diabetes Self-Management
Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)
A 10-hour program for people with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes. Family members are also welcome. This class helps participants take care of their diabetes day-to-day. Classes are led by licensed or certified health professionals.
Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP or Living Well with Diabetes)
A 6 week program for people with type 2 diabetes. Caregivers who assist them are also welcome. The class helps people to adopt and maintain healthy behaviors and to live active and fulfilling lives. Classes are led by a team of peer leaders.
Classes for Other Chronic Conditions
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP or Living Well)
A 6-week program for people with any chronic diseases or conditions that go on for a long time. Caregivers who assist them are also welcome. The class helps people to adopt and maintain healthy behaviors and to live active and fulfilling lives. Classes are led by a team of peer leaders.
High Blood Pressure
A 2 ½ hour class that is offered before the 6-week CDSMP or DSMP class. This class helps people diagnosed with hypertension or high blood pressure to better manage their condition.
Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP or Living will - Pain)
A 6 week program for people with chronic pain. Caregivers who assist them are also welcome. The class helps people to manage their lives with pain and stay active. Classes are led by a team of peer leaders.
Cancer: Thriving and Surviving (CTS)
A 6 week program for people who are cancer survivors. Caregivers who assist them are also welcome. The class helps people to adopt and maintain healthy behaviors and to live active and fulfilling lives. Classes are led by a team of peer leaders.
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