Diabetes Workshop

Diabetes Workshop
The Diabetes Workshop is for anyone with diabetes and prediabetes or anyone else who has a special interest in diabetes such as a caregiver or a family member of someone with diabetes.

This workshop includes 6 classes, one hour each.  A personalized meal plan will be provided for each participant.  The workshop will include a variety topics presented with PowerPoint presentations, guest speakers, in-class demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Topics to be discussed throughout the Diabetes Workshop:

Class 1 - What is Diabetes?

  • Understanding diabetes
  • How diabetes medications (including insulin) work
  • Monitoring blood sugar – When to test and what the results mean

Class 2 - Eating with Diabetes

  • Carbohydrate versus calorie counting
  • How to plan meals and snacks, including meal and snack ideas!
  • How to prioritize information on Nutrition Facts label - Bring your food packages from home.
  • What to order at a restaurant, including "Best Picks" - Bring a menu from your favorite restaurant.

Class 3 - More on Eating with Diabetes & How Exercise Helps

  • Recipes and what to eat
  • How to eat what you love and still control your blood sugar

Class 4 - Living With Diabetes

  • Recognizing and treating hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Causes & preventing hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
  • Caring for your feet
  • What to do on sick days

Class 5 - Complications of Diabetes

  • How having diabetes impacts your overall health
  • What to look for and what health tests to have on a regular basis
  • How to prevent diabetes complications

Class 6 - Putting it All Together

  • "Participants Choice" review session - YOU choose what you want to learn more about.
  • How to find support
  • Troubleshoot problems & know your resources
  • Set SMART goals

Spring 2017 Session

Class 1 – Wednesday, March 22nd
Class 2 – Wednesday, March 29th
Class 3 – Wednesday, April 5th
*No class on April 12th*
Class 4 – Wednesday, April 19th
Class 5 – Wednesday, April 26th
Class 6 – Wednesday, May 3rd

Time:  12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Locations:  PSU 308 A & B (3/22, 4/19),  PSU 312 A & B (3/29, 4/5, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3)

Registration fee is $45 for all 6 sessions and includes a meal at each session plus all your materials.   Non-credit fee waiver eligible.

Instructor: Sarah Bowman, Diabetic Educator and Registered Dietitian.

Please register using the new Learning Management System:
- Login at My Missouri State.
- Go to the “Profile” tab.
- Click “My Learning Connection” under the Professional Development section.
- Once there, type Diabetes Workshop into the search box at the upper right of the screen.
- Follow the prompts to use your non-credit fee waiver or pay for the class.

Questions?  Contact BenHunt@missouristate.edu