Taking an active role managing chronic health conditions

MSU Extension disease prevention and management programs provide participants with strategies to improve the quality of their diets, manage chronic health conditions and reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes. Access to high-quality and affordable programs such as those that MSU Extension provides is essential to saving lives, reducing disabilities and lowering the costs of everyone’s medical care. In 2017, MSU Extension disease prevention and management programming reached 924 Michigan residents.


  • Dining With Diabetes

    Dining With Diabetes is a five-session series conducted by MSU Extension and community health partners. Participants have the opportunity to explore and taste foods prepared from diabetes-friendly recipes.

  • Fight Lead Exposure

    Here you can find a range of resources and information that can help you and your family understand the issue of lead exposure as well as programs that focus on healthy eating and early childhood education.

  • My Way to Wellness

    My Way to Wellness is an online, self-paced nutrition course that teaches everything from meal planning to reading food labels! Sign up below!

  • National Diabetes Prevention Program

    MSU Extension is working collectively with many organizations locally, statewide and nationally to fight the overwhelming epidemic of diabetes in Michigan by helping people prevent this chronic illness.

  • PATH

    PATH (Personal Action Toward Health) is a six-week workshop designed to support individuals who face daily challenges of living with chronic conditions.

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    Walk With Ease

    Walk With Ease is a six-week, evidence-based walking program that includes discussion on osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia as well as managing pain and stiffness, and stretching and strengthening exercises.