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

Upcoming FREE workshops:

South Central Senior Center
150 East Main Street, New Freedom
Tuesdays with one Monday
March 17, 24, 31 & April 6, 14, 21
9 am to 11:30 am
Call the senior center at 717-235-6060 to register.

York County at Pleasant Valley Road
2401 Pleasant Valley Road, York
Tuesdays, May 5 - June 9
12:30 - 3 pm
Call Megan at 717-771-9610 to register.

In the News:

 Join us at the 3rd Annual Diabetes Expo on Saturday, March 21, 2020.

3rd annual Diabetes Expo