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"I learned that I am not alone"

Clarice Lumpkins, diabetes workshop participant
"This workshop helped me understand why I was tired all the time," says Clarice Lumpkins.
 
"I have changed how often I eat and improved my sleep habits, and I feel more energized. I have met others  who share my concerns and now know that I am not alone. Thank you for this opportunity!

 

Better Choices, Better Health® – Diabetes

OASIS is offering a program for people who have type 2 diabetes to improve their lives. Developed and tested at Stanford University, a Better Choices, Better Health – Diabetes workshop can help you:

  • Understand how to eat with diabetes while making it enjoyable
  • Monitor and manage your blood sugar
  • Start or maintain an exercise program
  • Communicate better with family, friends, and your medical team
  • Design your own self-management program so that you can do the activities you enjoy
  • Get support of others who know what you are going through

This evidence-based workshop is free to any adult with type 2 diabetes. It is offered as part of a research study conducted by Stanford University and funded by the National Council on Aging. Not all participants in the workshop will qualify for the study, but may take the workshop anyway. To find out if you qualify for the study and what is involved, simply come to the first session and fill out the paperwork. Qualified, friendly staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

How you can participate

  • Attend an orientation and a free six-week workshop to learn how to better manage your health
  • Participants meet in small groups to share experiences and learn new strategies together.
  • Call toll-free for more information or to register for a workshop:
    St. Louis:      1-855-805-6168
    Indianapolis: 1-855-897-5597

Upcoming workshops:


St. Louis:
Class # Dates Day & time Location
4004 Apr. 3 - May 15 Thursday
1 - 3:30 pm
Kirkwood Community Center
111 S. Geyer Rd., St. Louis, 63122
4507 May 1 - June 12
Thursday
6-8:30 pm
Rock Road Library
10267 St. Charles Rock Rd., St. Louis, 63074
4508 May 5- June 23
Monday
5-7:30 pm
Manchester United Methodist Church
129 Woods Mill Rd., St. Louis, 63011
 4509 May 14 - June 25
Wednesday
9:30-12 pm
Jamestown Library
4153 N. Highway 67, St. Louis, 63034
4504 June 7 - July 19 Saturday
10-12:30 pm
Center of Clayton
50 Gay Ave., St. Louis, 63105
 4501 June 11 - July 23
Wednesday
2-4:30 pm
Lewis and Clark Library
9909 Lewis-Clark Rd., St. Louis, 63136
4510
July 10-
August 21
Thursday
6-8:30
Schlafly Library
225 North Euclid, St. Louis, 63108
4513
July 12-
August 23
Saturday
10:00-12:30
Cabanne Library
1106 Union Blvd., St. Louis, 63113
4514
July 14-
August 25
Monday
6:00-8:30
Spencer Road Library
427 Spencer Rd., St. Peters, 63376
4502 July 19 - August 30
Saturday
10:00-12:30
Indian Trails Library
8400 Delport Dr., St. Louis, 63114
4515
July 21-
Sept 8
Monday
9:30-12:00
Buder Library
4401 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, 63109
4505 Aug 1 - Sept 12
Friday
9:30-12 pm
Tesson Ferry Library
9920 Lin-Ferry Dr., St. Louis, 63123
4516
Aug 2-
Sept 13
Saturday
10-12:30 pm
Baden Library
8448 Church St., St. Louis, 63147
4517
Aug 28-
Oct 9
Tuesday
6-8:30 pm
Carpenter Library
3309 S. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, 63118
4503 Sept 2 - Oct 14
Tuesday
1:30-4 pm
Weber Road Library
4444 Weber Rd., St. Louis, 63123
4512
Sept 15-
Nov 3
Monday
1:00-3:30
Natural Bridge Library
7606 Natural Bridge, St. Louis, 63121
 
Indianapolis:
  May 14th to June 25th

Wednesday, 10am-12:30pm
Faye Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek
2990 West 71st St
Indianapolis, IN 46268
#1153 May 17th – June 28th Saturday 10:00am- 12:30pm Indy Parks Krannert Family Center
605 South High School Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46241
#5000

May 22-

July 3

Thursday

12:00-2:30pm

Church of the Holy Cross

125 N. Oriental Ave, Indianapolis, 46202
#223 June 16 – July 28

Monday

10:00am – 12:30am

Alliance Home Health Care
9615 N. College Ave

Indianapolis 46280
#5000 Sept 18- Oct 30

Thursday

12:00-2:30pm

Church at the Crossing
9111 Haverstick Rd

Indianapolis 46240
 
 

Meet a workshop leader

“This workshop teaches you not just what to do, but how to create an action plan to stick with it.”
- Ruth Clerkley, workshop leader.

Lead a workshop
OASIS is seeking peer leaders for the program. Free training is provided.

To learn more, call 1-855-805-6168
in St. Louis
or
1-855-897-5597
in Indianapolis


Download a flyer about the program.



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