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Diabetes Education


Learn about healthy eating, how to monitor blood sugar, manage medications and how to prevent diabetes complications. Two programs are available: Healthy Living – Chronic Disease, Chronic Pain and Diabetes Self-Management Workshops and Diabetes Empowerment Education Workshops (DEEP). Registration is required for all workshops.

Healthy Living Self-Management Workshops

Take charge of your health. This evidence based program developed by Stanford University will teach you:

  • Techniques on how to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation.
  • Exercise to maintain and improve strength, flexibility and endurance.
  • Stress and depression management techniques.
  • Effective communication skills to use with family, friends and health professionals.
  • Nutrition habits for healthy living.

2018 English Classes

August 10 – September 14, 2018
Chronic Pain Self-Management Program
St. John’s Manor
900 4th St.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Meets Fridays for 6 weeks
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Registration Required

August 23 – September 27, 2018
Diabetes Self-Management Program
Mill Creek Courtyard
606 21st St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Thursdays for 6 weeks
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Registration Required

September 21 – October 26, 2018
Diabetes Self-Management Program
Zephyr Lane Elementary
6327 Zyphyr Ln.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Fridays for 6 weeks
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Registration Required
 

2018 Spanish Classes

Julio 17 – Agosto 21, 2018
Tomando Control de su Salud
Lowell Place
500 R St.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Los martes por 6 semanas
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Se Requiere Registración

Julio 25 – Agosto 29, 2018
Tomando Control de su Salud
Rotary Village
1635 Randolph St.
Delano, CA 93215
Los miércoles por 6 semanas
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Se Requiere Registración

Agosto 20 – Septiembre 24, 2018
Tomando Control de su Diabetes
Shafter Senior Center
505 Sunset Ave.
Shafter, CA 93263
Los lunes por 6 semanas
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Se Requiere Registración

Septiembre 20 – Octubre 25, 2018
Tomando Control de su Diabetes
Ramón Garza Elementary
2901 Center St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Los jueves por 6 semanas
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Se Requiere Registración

 

2018 Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP)

Our Free Diabetes Empowerment Education Workshops (DEEP) will help you acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to reduce complications resulting from diabetes, such as kidney failure, amputation, vision loss, heart failure, and stroke.  DEEP has shown to improve outcomes in the following areas:

  • A1C levels and systolic blood pressure
  • Diabetes knowledge
  • Physical activity
  • Following a healthy eating plan
  • Foot care
  • Glucose self-monitoring
  • Medication adhere
  • Confidence in self- care

2018 English Classes

None at this time.

 

2018 Spanish Classes

Septiembre 5 – Octubre 17, 2018
DEEP
Highland High School
Centro de Padres
2900 Royal Scots Way
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Los miércoles for 7 semanas
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Se Requiere Registración

 

Pre-Registration Is Required. Seminars Are Free.

Please contact Lucia Ramirez at 661.323.3524 or cwp@dignityhealth.org.