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
- 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.