Diabetes Self-Management Program

What is the Diabetes Self-Management Program?

The Diabetes Self-Management Program is a series of six peer-led workshops that can help you gain the self-confidence and skills needed to manage diabetes.

The program is highly supportive and is designed to complement or enhance the health care you may already be receiving.

Am I eligible for this program?

The Diabetes Self-Management Program is open to people with disabilities and type 2
diabetes who are currently enrolled in Medicaid. Caregivers are also welcome. There is no charge for this program.

Where will the workshops be held?

The program meets once a week for six weeks and will be offered both in Onondaga and Oswego County. Class sizes are limited so please register as early as possible. You do not have to be a resident of Onondaga or Oswego County to attend the workshops.

What will the workshops cover?

Our peer leaders will lead you through the step-by-step process of creating a self-management program.

The goal of the program is to give you the information and confidence needed so that you can take control of this chronic disease.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Techniques to handle fatigue, stress, pain, and emotions
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance
  • Healthy eating
  • Proper monitoring
  • Appropriate use of medication
  • Skin and foot care
  • Questions to ask your healthcare provider

The program utilizes curriculum that was developed and tested by Stanford University.

Our peer leaders have all been trained by the NYS QTAC through the Center for Excellence in Aging and Community Wellness at the University of Albany.