Mississippi State Department of Health

Diabetes Self-Management Program


The Diabetes Self-Management Program is a series of free workshops based on the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program developed at Stanford University, based on focus groups of diabetes educators and people with diabetes, and designed to help those living with diabetes to understand and manage their conditions.

Subjects covered include:

How it Works

Participants make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program.

Participants meet 2½ hours each week for six weeks, in community settings such as churches, community centers, libraries and hospitals.

Workshops are highly participative, where mutual support and success build participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.


For more information on the free Diabetes Self-Management Program or workshops, contact the MSDH Office of Preventive Health at 601-206-1559.

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