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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:
Dates Day & time Location
July 10-
August 21
6-8:30 pm
Schlafly Branch Library
225 North Euclid, St. Louis, 63108
July 12-
August 23
10:00-12:30 pm
Cabanne Branch Library
1106 Union Blvd., St. Louis, 63113
July 14-
August 25
6:00-8:30 pm
Spencer Road Branch Library
427 Spencer Rd., St. Peters, 63376
July 19 - August 30
10:00-12:30 pm
Indian Trails Branch Library
8400 Delport Dr., St. Louis, 63114
July 21-
Sept 8
9:30-12:00 pm
Buder Branch Library
4401 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, 63109
Aug 1 - Sept 12
9:30-12 pm
Tesson Ferry Branch Library
9920 Lin-Ferry Dr., St. Louis, 63123
Aug 2-
Sept 13
10-12:30 pm
Baden Branch Library
8448 Church St., St. Louis, 63147
Aug 15-
Sept 26
9:30-12:00 pm
Jaycee Fairgrounds
1355 Fairgrounds Rd. St. Charles, 63301
Aug 28-
Oct 9
6-8:30 pm
Carpenter Branch Library
3309 S. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, 63118
Sept 2 - Oct 14
1:30-4 pm
Weber Road Branch Library
4444 Weber Rd., St. Louis, 63123
Sept 8-
Oct 20
1:00-3:30 pm
Immaculate Conception
2934 Marshall Ave., St. Louis, MO 63143
Sept 15-
Nov 3
1:00-3:30 pm
Natural Bridge Branch Library
7606 Natural Bridge, St. Louis, 63121
Sept 23- Nov 4
1:00-3:30 pm
OASIS O'Fallon
Lower Level
106 North Main Street
O'Fallon, MO 63366
Oct 2-
Nov 13
9:30-12:00 pm
Church Street Village
615 S Church St., St. Peters, 63376
Oct 2-
Nov 13
2- 4:30 pm
Grand Glaize Branch Library
1010 Meramec Station Rd., St. Louis, 63021
Oct 3-
Nov 14
10:00-12:30 pm
Julia Davis Branch Library
4415 Natural Bridge, St. Louis, 63115
Oct 5-
Nov 16
5:00-7:30 pm
First Baptist Church
333 N. Florissant Rd., St. Louis, 63135
Oct 8-
Nov 19
1:30-4 pm
Middendorf-Kredell Branch Library
2750 Highway K, O'Fallon, MO 63368
Oct 27-
Dec 8
10-12:30 pm
Daniel Boone Branch Library
300 Clarkson Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011
Aug 6th -
Sept 10th
10:00am -
Forest Manor Multi-Service Center
5603 East 38th St
Indianapolis, IN 46218
  Aug 12th - Sept 16th
10:00am - 12:30pm
Garfield Park - Family Center
2345 Pagoda Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Aug 20 -
Oct 1
3:00pm -
Hope Community Church
7440 Hague Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46256
#5000 Sept 18- Oct 30



Church at the Crossing
9111 Haverstick Rd

Indianapolis 46240
  Oct 11 - Nov 22
10:00am -
St Luke's Methodist Church
100 West 86th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46260
  Oct 11 - Nov 22
1:30pm -
St Luke's Methodist Church
100 West 86th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46260

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
in Indianapolis


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