Wisdom, Power, Control is a 7-week diabetes self-management program for adults over the age of 18 with type 2 diabetes. Classes are offered once a week in community settings such as churches, libraries, and hospitals. Each session is 2 hours. Wisdom, Power, Control is facilitated by two trained health professionals: a registered nurse and a registered dietician.
The aim of Wisdom, Power, Control is to empower participants with lifestyle skills to better control their diabetes.
Topics for Wisdom, Power, Control include:
- diabetes myths and facts,
- how to use a glucometer,
- eating healthy with diabetes,
- physical activity and diabetes,
- medicines and diabetes, and
- preventing diabetes problems.
For each lesson, participants receive handouts to enhance their learning. A Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants who attend at least six classes.
Wisdom, Power, Control classes are interactive, or hands-on, and focus on building participants’ confidence in their ability to better manage their diabetes. The process in which classes are taught makes Wisdom, Power, Control effective. It is a research-based program.
Last updated: July 8, 2015