Diabetes Workshops

Diabetes Workshop
Our Diabetes Workshops are free sessions 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. Each 1-hour session will include a variety of topics presented with PowerPoint presentations, guest speakers, in-class demonstrations and hands-on activities. A personalized diabetic-friendly lunch will be provided at each session.

Registration for all sessions is required.

Upcoming Sessions

Carbs + Calories = Confusion: Clarity about what to eat when you have diabetes

June 27th, 12 - 1 p.m.
Magers Health & Wellness Center, room 100

You will learn the most recent nutrition recommendations for people with all types of diabetes and pre-diabetes and what determines these needs for each person. Then, we will plan some meals together! You will leave with a "Meal Planning Prompt" that you can use to create menus out of the foods you like!

Instructor: Sarah Bowman, CDE

Diabetes Detective: Using your blood sugar monitor to solve diabetes problems

July 18th, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Magers Health & Wellness Center, room 100

We will discuss when to test blood sugar and what is the desired result. You will learn how to make changes in your diet, exercise, and stress management routines to achieve better results. If you have diabetes and enjoy a good mystery, this class is for you!

Instructor: Sarah Bowman, CDE

Diabetes Self Care: How to take care of YOU when you have diabetes

August 8th, 12 - 1 p.m.
Magers Health & Wellness Center, room 100

There are so many things to think about when you have diabetes besides your blood sugar! We will discuss how to prevent complications associated with diabetes and what to watch for. You'll go home with a one-page summary of everything you should be tracking from your retinas to your toes.

Instructor: Sarah Bowman, CDE


Please register through My Learning Connection:

  • 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 checkout and complete payment process, if necessary.

Contact Ben Hunt at BenHunt@missouristate.edu.