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    Local Classes

    All classes listed below are proven, evidence-based programs shown to help people better manage their conditions. Please click on each for more detailed information. To find a class in a specific area, click on the “Find a Class” button.​​​


    Classes for Diabetes Prevention 

    National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)

    The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a year-long program for people to reduce their risk of developing diabetes. This evidence-based program is led by trained lifestyle coaches. People who take the classes learn to eat healthy and add physical activity into their daily lives. Classes meet weekly for the first 16 weeks, then less often for the rest of the year. ​​​​


    Classes for Diabetes Self-Management and Supports

    Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSMES)

    This evidence-based 10-hour program is for people with diagnosed type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes. This class teaches people about their diabetes and how to manage it every day.  Licensed or certified health professionals lead these programs, which are often covered by health insurance. ​


    ​​​Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP or Living Well with Diabetes)​

    A 6-week program for people with type 2 diabetes. The class helps people to adopt and maintain healthy behaviors and to live active and fulfilling lives. Classes are led by a team of peer leaders.​


    Classes for Other Chronic Conditions​​

    Chronic Disease Self-Management Pro​gram (CDS​​MP or Living Well)​​​

    A 6-week program for people with any chronic diseases or conditions that go on for a long time. The class helps people to adopt and maintain healthy behaviors and to live active and fulfilling lives. Classes are led by a team of peer leaders.​

    Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP or Living will - Pain)

    A 6-week program for people with chronic pain. The class helps people to manage their lives with pain and stay active. Classes are led by a team of peer leaders.​


    Cancer: Thriving and Surviving (CTS)

    ​A 6-week program for people who are cancer survivors. The class helps people to adopt and maintain healthy behaviors and to live active and fulfilling lives. Classes are led by a team of peer leaders.​