What is the Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP)?
The Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) was developed at the Stanford University School of Medicine and aims to improve self-
management behavior to reduce risks associated with diabetes. DSMP consists of a six-week workshop series in which participants share personal experiences, make weekly action plans that allow them to set goals, and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program.
Who does the program serve?
We encourage people with Medicare who have prediabetes, type 1 diabetes, or type 2 diabetes to participate in this program. Family members and caregivers are also encouraged to attend. No one is turned away.
How does the program help participants?
Participants will learn about diabetes and how it affects their body. Workshops are highly interactive, where mutual support and shared successes build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. During these free workshops, participants can expect to learn about:
• Diabetes and its risks
• The role of diet and exercise
• Techniques on how to deal with stress and depression
• Working more effectively with health care providers
• Preventing complications
• How to manage medications and much more
To Register, please call the Kennedy Library at 732-463-1633 x6 or stop by our Information Desk!