MLK Health Center and Pharmacy Diabetes Programs

MLK Health Center and Pharmacy Diabetes Programs

Address: 865 Olive Street Shreveport LA 71104

Cost: $0.00

MLK  Health Center and Pharmacy offers free diabetes prevention and self-management programs to community members. 
 

The Diabetes Prevention Program is a year-long program with 16 weekly core sessions and 6 monthly follow-up sessions with trained lifestyle coaches.  Participants are empowered to take charge of their healthy by making achievable and realistic lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  New classes begin each January.

 

"Living Well with Diabetes" is a diabetes self-management education class that teaches participants how to enjoy life while managing their diabetes.*  Four weekly sessions cover the following:
     – Understanding diabetes, the use of meters, monitoring and medications
     – Creating a healthy meal plan
     – Being active
     – Maintaining overall health including complication prevention, problem solving, stress reduction, and getting the emotional support needed

 

* Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) is a critical element of care for people with diabetes. DSMES is the ongoing process of facilitating the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary for diabetes self-care, as well as activities that assist a person in implementing and sustaining the behaviors needed to manage his or her condition on an ongoing basis, beyond or outside of formal self-management training.

 

More information:

Contact Person: Skylar Williams
Phone: 318.227.2912 Ext. 5
E-mail: skylar@mlkhealth.org