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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

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Indianapolis workshops

Upcoming workshops
in St. Louis

Dates Day & time Location
Jan 30- Mar 13 Fridays,
Cliff Cave Branch Library
5430 Telegraph Road
Oakville, MO 63129
Mar 3-
Apr 14
Carpenter Branch Library
3309 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63118
Mar 16-
May 4
Samuel C. Sachs Branch Library
16400 Burkhardt Place
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Mar 26-
May 7
Lincoln University Cooperative Extension
9041 Riverview Drive
St. Louis, MO 63137
Apr 14-
May 26
Prairie Commons Branch Library
915 Utz Lane
Hazelwood, MO 63042
May 6-
June 17
Crown Center
8350 Delcrest Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63124
May 4-
June 22
No class Memorial Day
Longview Farms
13525 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63141


Feb 21 -
Mar 28
9am - 11:30am
Mount Olive Baptist Chruch
1003 west 16th st
Indianapolis, IN 46202
 March 5 -
April 9
1pm - 3:30[m
First Baptist Church of Greenwood
99 West Main Street
Greenwood, IN 46142
 March 10-
April 14
1pm - 3:30pm
Alliance Home Health Care
9615 North College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46280

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
in St. Louis
in Indianapolis


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