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Central West Self-Management Program
Peel Memorial Centre
20 Lynch Street - 2.D.248
Brampton ON L6W 2Z8
Local: 905-863-2574
Toll Free: 1-844-643-7393

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Living a Healthy Life Diabetes  


What is the Diabetes Self-Management Program?

Developed by Stanford University, the Diabetes Self-Management Program helps support the knowledge and skills people learn from their health care providers and helps them put their diabetes care plan into action. The workshop does not conflict with other programs or treatment and is designed to enhance regular treatment. No referral is needed.


Who should attend the workshop?

Adults living with Type 2 Diabetes as well as their family, friends and/or caregivers.


What does it cost to attend?

FREE to all! Participants receive a Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions book.


How long is the workshop?

Participant’s meet once a week for 2.5 hours over 6 weeks.


Who leads the workshop?

The workshop is led by two trained volunteer leaders, whom have diabetes themselves or are caring for someone that does.


What happens in a workshop?

Participants are encouraged to take an active role by setting weekly goals and sharing their progress in meeting the goals.

Participants learn how to:         
  • Use skills to manage diabetes and related symptoms day-to-day        
  • Prevent low blood sugar        
  • Delay or prevent complications of diabetes        
  • Plan healthy meals and read food labels        
  • Communicate well with your health care team        
  • Stress Management        
  • Manage medications        
  • Decision making, planning and problem solving

Download the overview.


What participants have said about the workshop?

“I would like to inform everyone about a great course that I attended recently.  A Healthy Lifestyle was the main thrust of this course, we learned that food, exercise, and a good mental attitude were paramount in handling this chronic condition. The volunteer teachers, who devoted their time and expertise for our benefit were charming, engaging, and generous.”


“The program included a wide range of topics. We were taught the importance of planning our meals and paying special attention to portions. This is a new lifestyle for me and does involve some planning. It will provide me with tools for my action plan that I will use to reach my goals in living with diabetes. The information that I have received will help me to monitor my health on a day to day basis. This is a great program.”



To attend an upcoming Diabetes Self-Management workshop, register NOW!