Live Well, Virginia!, Diabetes Self-Management Program, Lynchburg
Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living, Inc.
Who We Are
The Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) is a six-week, 2.5-hour workshop to support individuals who live with diabetes. The workshop includes techniques to deal with diabetes symptoms such as:
- fatigue, pain, and emotional issues
- healthy eating and exercise choices
- preventing low blood sugar
- skin and foot care
Most importantly, participants help each other through brainstorming and problem-solving as they develop weekly achievable action plans. Classes are highly interactive, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.