Diabetes Education

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The Diabetes Empower Education Program (DEEP) is a six-week workshop to help adults with diabetes learn more about diabetes, self-manage their condition, and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

Small groups meet once a week for 2 hours to explore a variety of topics, including:

  • Decreasing diabetes risk factors, such as obesity and hypertension

  • Managing stress and meeting your short- and long-term health goals

  • Managing diabetes with diet and exercise

  • Preventing complications

  • Communicating with medical providers and caregivers

Classes are facilitated by a health educator and open to individuals who are diabetic, pre-diabetic or interested in gaining knowledge about diabetes.

DEEP was developed by the Midwest Latino Health Research Training and Policy Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

For more information about DEEP, please contact Maria Valdez at mvaldez@onlok.org.