A Diabetes Education Program Reaching Hispanics
¡Sí, Yo Puedo Controlar Mí Diabetes! (Sí, Yo Puedo) is a 6-week diabetes self-management program for Spanish-speaking adults with type 2 diabetes and over the age of 18. The aim of this research-based program is to educate, empower and equip participants to better control their diabetes using a real-world practical approach. Classes are offered weekly for two hours in community settings such as churches and clinics. Sí, Yo Puedo is taught by trained class leaders.
You will learn:
- to develop diabetes self-care skills,
- to improve eating habits and maintain good nutrition,
- to increase physical activity,
- to prevent diabetes complications, and
- to improve your quality of life living with type 2 diabetes.
Topics for Sí, Yo Puedo include:
- Week 1: What is diabetes?
- Week 2: Checking your blood glucose levels
- Week 3: Eat healthy with diabetes
- Week 4: Be active with diabetes
- Week 5: Medicines and diabetes
- Week 6: Preventing diabetes problems
For more information about the program, please download the Sí, Yo Puedo brochure or contact:
Ninfa Peña-Purcell, PhD, MCHES
Organizations interested in offering the program can contact Ninfa Peña-Purcell for licensing information.