University of Wisconsin–Madison

Learning Together

These informative and fun classes are geared towards people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Classes are usually short in duration (1 1/2 to 2 hours) and the registration fee is reduced for participants. Support providers and family members are encouraged attend and participate in these classes with the people they support.

Simply Diabetes: Teaching Consumers How to Handle the Reality of Diabetes

Presented by Waisman WIN

Community Training and Consultation currently does not offer this class on a regular basis. Contact Training and Consultation to discuss training options for individuals or agencies.

Do you know a consumer who is at high risk for diabetes or has diabetes? This is a diabetes class modified for consumers which utilizes many hands-on activities, music, food tasting, and pictures to assist in learning.

Each consumer will need to be accompanied by a support provider/family member who can assist with the class activities. If a person has a glucometer, strips and lancet pen, these items should also be brought to the training.

The course includes:

  • What is diabetes
  • Ways to prevent diabetes
  • Choosing healthy food
  • Exercise
  • Using a glucometer
  • High and low blood sugars and what to do about them
  • Taking diabetes medications
  • Diabetes dangers: ways to prevent complications

WIN classes provide a realistic, practical perspective by nurses who understand.