Diabetes Hands On Self-Management Education Program


New Classes Begin Soon   


  •  Coastal Bend Food Bank Location – Tuesday Evening Classes & Wednesday Morning Classes available – Classes begin in June 2024              
  • San Diego Location – San Diego Civic Center  –  Monday Afternoon Classes begin May 2024


To request more information about the upcoming series, please complete the form below or contact our team at 361-887-7979. 
Diabetes staff works directly with people who have diabetes, pre-diabetes, or those at risk for diabetes by teaching diabetes prevention and self-management skills. Classes are offered both during the morning and evening and are free. The class is an eight-week American Diabetes Association-recognized program. 

Request Form

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About the 8-week series of classes

  • American Diabetes Association Recognized Program
  • 8-week courses that incorporate hands-on learning
  • 2-hour class, one day a week
  • Tuesday 5:30 pm -7:30 pm, and Wednesday 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • San Diego Location – Mondays 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm 

         Class Overview

  • Class #1 – Overview of diabetes and introduction to nutrition
  • Class #2 – In-depth nutrition
  • Class #3 – Highs, lows, and sick day management, monitoring blood glucose levels
  • Class #4 – Get moving with exercise
  • Class #5 – Understanding your oral medications and insulin
  • Class #6 – How to prevent complications
  • Class #7 – Managing stress and coping with diabetes
  • Class #8 – Review of diabetes, how to set goals, and graduation