County Human Services

Diabetes Self-Management Program

The Diabetes Self-Management Program from Stanford University is a structured, evidence-based program for older adults living with pre-diabetes or diabetes, which provides tools to manage diabetes and the emotions that come with the disease.

The program is conducted in workshops, once a week for six weeks.  Each workshop spans 2 ½ hours.  Participants receive a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, 4th Edition, and an audio relaxation tape.

Who can participate?

• Anyone age 60 and older living with pre-diabetes or diabetes
• A caregiver, age 60 and older, of someone with diabetes

The program promotes a Self-Management Tool Box to address:

• Healthy Eating
• Exercise
• Stress Management
• Monitoring Blood Sugar
• Communication
• Dealing with Difficult Emotions
• Medications
• Working with your Doctor
• Avoiding Complications
• Action Planning
• Problem Solving
• Thinking Activities

Workshops offered:

Wednesdays, January 13 - February 17
Remote class by phone conference

Register by calling Megan at 717-771-9610, Ext. 1017 


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