Self-management programs provide you with the tools to manage your diabetes and take control of your health and well-being. Both free and paid programs (covered by insurance) are offered.
The Freedom Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support program guides you in the essentials of eating right, exercising, and monitoring your health. The Freedom team works with you and your doctor to create your self-management strategy and provides followup support after classes end. Clients may be referred from both public health clinics and private clinical providers. The cost of these classes is covered by Medicaid, Medicare, and some private insurers.
The Diabetes Self-Management Program is a series of free workshops based on the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program developed at Stanford University. Participants meet for several hours each week for six weeks in highly participative workshops where mutual support and success build their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.
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