Diabetes Empowerment Education

A six-week workshop that provides information and hands-on activities to help manage diabetes, and how to avoid diabetes for individuals who are pre-diabetic.

Diabetes Empower Education Program (DEEP) is a six-week workshop series, facilitated by a trained health educator, for individuals who are diabetic, pre-diabetic or are interested in gaining knowledge about the condition. Workshops are free and conducted in different languages. Groups meet once a week for 2 hours. DEEP was developed by the Midwest Latino Health Research Training and Policy Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Dcrease diabetes risk factors, including obesity and hypertension;
  • Increase knowledge of diabetes and its risk factors;
  • Increase self-management skills to manage stress, and to facilitate short and long term behavioral goals.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the human body;
  • Understanding diabetes and its risk factors;
  • Improving physical activity;
  • Managing health through nutrition;
  • Identifying and preventing diabetes complications;
  • Communicating with medical providers and managing medical care
  • Managing stress; and
  • Communicating with family and friends.

For more information, call the Healthier Living Office at (415) 550-2257 for the workshop schedule and to register, or email mlazzara@onlok.org.
To view the workshop schedule online, visit California Healthier Living’s web site.