Self Management Class Outline

Diabetes Self Management Class Outline

Class 1

Introduction to your health care team
Diabetes Myths
Define diet/food awareness
Identify carbohydrate
Label reading
Behavior Change

Class 2

Self-management strategies for diabetes control
Food/meal planning
Medications (if needed)
Checking your blood sugars at home
Keeping the scales balanced
Ways to make changes without upsetting the apple cart
Tools of the trade
Suggestions to assist you in managing your diabetes
Recognize your limits
Focus on your whole self, image and attitude

Class 3

Tipping the scales
Low blood sugars
High blood sugars
Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Implications of the most current research
Avoidance of long term complications
Discuss causes and effects
How to travel with diabetes
Community Resources

Class 4

Special Topics
Sick day guidelines
Eating out
More on fat
Stress reduction

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