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.
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