The classes present and discuss the following topics, providing participants with strategies for a healthier lifestyle:

•   What is Diabetes
•   Nutrition/Healthy Eating
•   Preventing Low Blood Sugar
•   Monitoring Blood Sugar
•   Fitness/Exercise
•   Difficult Emotions
•   Depression
•   Positive Thinking
•   Medication
•   Relaxation
•   Communication
•   Making an Action Plan
•   Working with the Health Care Provider
•  Skin and Foot Care
•  Feedback
•  Problem-solving

You will receive a copy of your patients Action Plan Follow- up.

Refer your patients to Better Choices, Better Health.  Give them the tools they need for healthier living.

Help Your Seniors Take Charge of Diabetes

Better Choices, Better Health-Dallas provides diabetes self-management classes for seniors with diabetes. This Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) was developed by Stanford University. The evidence-based curriculum has become the standard for diabetes education in 70 countries. Now, it’s available for your patients in Dallas County.

Better Choices, Better Health-Dallas® is part of The National Council on Aging Better Choices, Better Health®, and is the first community-based program in Texas accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

The seven-week, two- hour per week classes are offered to senior Medicare participants. A medical authorization form is required.

Classes, taught by trained lay leaders, provide seniors with diabetes self-

management strategies for healthier living. They empower participants to understand and take constructive steps to manage the chronic condition in a positive way and with proven results.