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Living a Healthy Life with Diabetes 

Living a Healthy Life with Diabetes is a six week workshop for anyone with Diabetes, in particular people with Type 2 and pre-diabetes. Anyone can register themselves for a workshop, no referral from a health care professional is needed. Workshops are highly interactive and focus on the topics below.
 

Session 1

  • Introduction – Identifying Common Problems
  • What is Diabetes?
  • Monitoring your Diabetes (all sessions)
  • Introduction to Healthy Eating
  • Introduction to Action Plans

 

Session 2

  • Feedback/Problem-Solving
  • Formula for Health Eating
  • Preventing Low Blood Glucose: Hypoglycemia
  • Making an Action Plan

 

Session 3

  • Feedback/Problem-Solving
  • Preventing and Delaying Complications
  • Planning Low Fat Meals
  • Introduction to Physical Activity and Exercise
  • Dealing with Stress
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • Making an Action Plan

 

Session 4

  • Feedback/Problem-Solving 
  • Dealing with Difficult Emotions 
  • Reading Nutrition Labels
  • Endurance Activities
  • Guided Imagery
  • Making an Action Plan

 

Session 5

  • Feedback/Problem-Solving
  • Depression Management
  • Positive Thinking
  • Communication Skills
  • Medication Usage
  • Making an Action Plan

 

Session 6

  • Feedback/Problem-Solving
  • Strategies for Sick Days
  • Foot Care
  • Working with Your Health Care Professional and the Health Care System
  • Looking Back and Planning for the Future

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Workshop Registration

 If you would like to look for a diabetes workshop in your area, go to Living a Healthy Life with Diabetes Workshop Registration or call 1-866-971-5545 for more information.



Get In Touch

1 (866) 971-5545
CE.Self-Management@lhins.on.ca

 

Central East LHIN Self-Management Program
Scarborough Branch
100 Consilium Place, Suite 801
Scarborough Ontario
M1H 3E3