Diabetes PATH is a six-week self-management workshop designed to help people take an active role in managing their diabetes. This program (also referred to as the Diabetes Self-Management program) meets the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Support Initiative criteria, a measure of high-quality programming.

Adults of all ages interested in diabetes are welcome to attend, including adults with prediabetes, type 1 or type 2 diabetes, family members and caregivers.  DPATHpage

Participants learn skills to manage diabetes such as: 

  • Strategies to prevent/manage diabetes symptoms and hyper/hypoglycemia 
  • Developing healthy eating and exercise plans 
  • Navigating stress and difficult emotions 
  • Managing medications
  • Communicating with family, friends, and healthcare providers 
  • Decision making and evaluating treatment options 
  • Goal setting 

MSU Extension offers Diabetes PATH in two formats: 

  • In-person: Meets for six weeks; each weekly session lasts 2.5 hours with a break provided (currently unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions) 
  • Online via Zoom: Meets for six weeks; each weekly session lasts two hours with a break provided