Category: Diabetes Prevention and Management

Address: 865 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA 71104

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.

Contact: Skylar Williams

More Information: 318-227-2912, ext. 5 or

MLK Health Center and Pharmacy Diabetes Programs

865 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA 71104

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