Take Charge of Your Diabetes
A Six-Week Workshop
Take Charge of Your Diabetes (the Diabetes Self-Management Program or DSMP) is a six-week workshop that provides tools for living a healthy life for people with diabetes. Through weekly sessions, the workshop provides support for continuing normal daily activities and dealing with the emotions that diabetes may bring about.
Self-Management programs supported by the Tennessee Department of Health and University of Tennessee-Extension include the Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop for people with physical or mental conditions, the Take Charge of Your Diabetes program, and Cancer: Thriving and Surviving workshop for those affected by cancer.
Take Charge of Your Diabetes workshops are now available in many counties in Tennessee.
There are more than 300 Self-Management Leaders in Tennessee and more than 10 Master Trainers.
All Leaders and Master Trainers must complete a full 4-day training to become certified as a Leader.
Participants must attend the full training and facilitate a program to become a Leader.
Two trained Leaders are required to lead all self-management programs.
The Tennessee Take Charge of Your Diabetes Program has a variety of resources for local Diabetes Self-Management programs, including an Implementation Guide, marketing and recruitment resources, quality assurance and fidelity monitoring tools, presentations, and data collection forms.
The University of Tennessee-Extension is a contracted partner. Information concerning the workshops can be obtained at their website https://ag.tennessee.edu/fcs/Pages/Health/TakeChargeOfYourDiabetes.aspx