About the Class
Living with diabetes can be overwhelming, but this class can help! Learn ways to make small changes that can have a big impact on your life. Classes are taught in small groups where you can meet people who are going through the same things you are. Get support and encouragement from class facilitators and group interactions. Make connections with people in class so you can stay in touch if you want. We welcome caregivers and significant others to attend.
During this 6-week program you will learn:
- Learn how decision making and problem-solving skills can help you adjust & adapt
- Understand how to read food labels and ways to change eating habits
- Practice skills like open communication and coping with difficult emotions
- Learn how to use medical devices and how physical activities that can improve symptoms
Classes are offered by many organizations throughout the state and in a variety of ways to meet your scheduling needs:
Live virtual - classes meet weekly on virtual platforms (Webex, Zoom, GoogleMeet, etc..) for around 2 hours for information sharing, discussion and material review. You will need access to a device with a webcam in order to participate in these classes. Prior to the first week of class there will be an "informational session" where an overview of the program will be presented, connectivity issues will be addressed and discussion on how to get class materials. These classes are live and will not be recorded.
Live telephonic/Telephone Only - classes are taught in a semi-self-guided format. Materials provided will guide you through assignments and class will meet weekly with a facilitator for 1 hour over conference call. These classes are a great option for those who do not have access to a device with a webcam or time constraints are an issue.
In-person - taught at various locations statewide. Classes meet for 2 1/2 hours for information sharing, discussion and material review. We will slowly begin to schedule in-person classes. In accordance with Intermountain guidelines for in-person classes: classes will be kept to 2 hours, masks will be required and social distancing will be observed.