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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: Empowerment – Chronic Disease and Diabetes Self-Management Seminars and Diabetes Empowerment Education Seminars (DEEP).

Healthy Living Self-Management Seminars

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

January 17 February 21
Diabetes Self-Management Program

Pray Center Bakersfield
345 Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Meets Wednesdays for 6 weeks
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

February 8 March 15
Diabetes Self-Management Program

St. John Manor 
900 4th St.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Thursdays for 6 weeks
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

February 13 March 20
Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

Sunny Lane Apartments
2601 Sunny Ln.
Bakersfield, CA 93305
Tuesdays for 6 weeks
2:30 – 5 p.m.

March 27 May 1
Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

Lowell’s Apartments
500 R St.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Tuesdays for 6 weeks
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

2018 Spanish Classes

Enero 31 Marzo 7
Tomando Control de su Diabetes

Foothill High School
501 Park Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Los miércoles por 6 semanas
9 – 11:30 a.m.

Febrero 23 Abril 6
Tomando Control de su Diabetes

West High School 
1200 New Stine Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Los viernes por 6 semanas
(Excluyendo Viernes Santo)
9 – 11:30 a.m.

Marzo 6 Abril 10
Tomando Control de su Salud

Greenfield Family Resource Center 
1624 Fairview Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Los martes por 6 semanas
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Marzo 15 – Abril 19
Tomando Control de sus Dolores Crónicos

Casa de Eva
1655 E. California Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Los jueves por 6 semanas
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


2018 Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP)

Our Free Diabetes Empowerment Education Seminars (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

February 5 March 19
DEEP

Tejon Health Clinic
1731 Hasti Acres Dr., Suite 102
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Mondays for 7 weeks
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

2018 Spanish Classes

Marzo 28 Mayo 2
DEEP

Sunny lane Apartments
2601 Sunny Ln.
Bakersfield, CA 93305
Los miércoles por 7 semanas
2 – 4 p.m.


Pre-Registration Is Required. Seminars Are Free.

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