|Week 1||Week 2|
|Overview of Self-Management and Diabetes||Nutrition and Healthy Eating|
|Nutrition and Healthy Eating||Preventing Low Blood Sugar|
|Week 3||Week 4|
|Preventing Complications||Fitness and Exercise|
|Fitness and Exercise||Nutrition and Healthy Eating|
|Stress Management||Difficult Emotions|
|Relaxation Techniques||Monitoring Blood Sugars|
|Nutrition and Healthy Eating|
|Week 5||Week 6|
|Depression||Working with your Health Care Professional|
|Positive Thinking||Sick Days|
|Communications||Skin and Food Care|
Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP)
What is Living Healthy with Diabetes?
Living Healthy with Diabetes is a highly participatory workshop that takes place once a week for six weeks. Each 2 1/2 hour session is facilitated by 2 trained leaders (many of whom are volunteers living with chronic conditions themselves) who follow a detailed manual, so that each workshop is highly consistent.
Although Living Healthy with Diabetes does not replace disease-specific education, it is designed to enhance regular treatment. Participants will make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their diabetes self-management program. Physicians and other health professionals both at Stanford and in the community have reviewed all materials in the course. It is the process in which the program is taught that makes it effective. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.
Workshop topics by week
According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more than 18 million people in the United States. Self management education is critical to the medical care of the diabetic. To address this issue, the NC Division of Public Health has developed a recognized “umbrella” program with the ADA to provide self-management diabetes education in local health departments. ADA recognized programs can bill Medicaid, Medicare and have a sliding scale fee for self pay clients. North Carolina is the only state to provide an umbrella program.
The Diabetes Umbrella Education Program includes the following curriculum: disease process, diet, exercise, medication review and education, foot care, acute and chronic complications, mental health adjustments. Clients are required to set and sign patient centered goals for their diabetic condition at every encounter. The staff will measure their success and barriers at each assessment or class. On average the clients that have completed the Umbrella Program will have a decrease in their Hgb A1C by at least one point, weight reduction and are monitoring there blood glucose level independently on a regular basis.
We welcome clients to the Johnston County Diabetes Umbrella Program. However, to participate, you must be referred. ADA-recognized programs can bill medicaid, medicare and have a sliding fee for self pay clients. This program allows Private Providers in the County to refer their patients for Diabetic education which includes the following:
Clients are required to set and sign patient-centered goals for their diabetic condition with each encounter.
Referrals to the Johnston County Diabetes Umbrella Program (DERP)
We welcome clients to the Johnston County Diabetes Umbrella Program. The JCHD Umbrella Program Physician Referral Forms are linked below. Your referral along with copies of the clients most recent lab values can be faxed to 919-989-5279.
Our goal is to provide the highest possible care for the our clients.