SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging

Programs

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP)

The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program, also known as DEEP™, is an education curriculum designed to help people with pre-diabetes, diabetes, relatives and caregivers gain a better understanding of diabetes self-care. Classes last a total of six weeks, providing participants with eight unique learning modules. 

Goals of the DEEP curriculum include: • Improving and maintaining the quality of life of persons with pre-diabetes and existing diabetes • Preventing complications and incapacities • Improving eating habits and maintaining adequate nutrition • Increasing physical activity • Developing self-care skills • Improving the relationship between patients and health care providers • Utilizing available resources

6 to 8 week sessions. Meet 2 hours for each session.

  • Improving and maintaining the quality of life of persons with prediabetes and existing diabetes
  • Preventing complications and incapacities
  • Improving eating habits and maintaining adequate nutrition
  • Increasing physical activity
  • Developing self-care skills
  • Improving the relationship between patients and health care providers
  • Utilizing available resources

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