Diabetes Self-Management Program

@ Atikokan Family Health Team

Kristin St. Pierre

Registered Nurse – Diabetes Program

Samantha Holmgren

Registered Dietitian

The Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) is a free workshop for people with type 2 diabetes.  It teaches the skills needed for day-to-day management of diabetes and related symptoms, so that individuals can “Live a Healthy Life” with diabetes and other chronic health conditions.

This program from Stanford is based on the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, but includes additional topics specific to Diabetes management.  Research studies have indicated that participants completing this workshop have been successful in lowering their A1C level as well as decreasing their diabetes-related symptoms.


In the Diabetes “Healthy Change” Workshop you will cover these topics over six sessions:

Session 1:  Self-managing diabetes, Making an action plan, Monitoring, Nutrition/healthy eating

Session 2:  Feedback/problem solving, Preventing low blood sugar

Session 3:  Preventing complications, Fitness exercise, Stress Management, Relaxation Techniques

Session 4:  Difficult emotions, Monitoring blood sugar

Session 5:  Depression, Positive Thinking, Communication, Medications

Session 6:  Working with your helath care professional, Working with the health care system, Sick days, Skin and foot care


***Note: This workshop will be offered at a date/time to be determined.
Please contact Kristin at the Atikokan Family Health Team with any inquiries regarding this program: 597-8781 ext. 11

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