¡Sí, Yo Puedo Controlar Mi Diabetes!

couple10¡Sí, Yo Puedo Controlar Mi Diabetes! (Sí, Yo Puedo) is a 7-week diabetes self-management program for Spanish-speaking adults with type 2 diabetes and over the age of 18. Classes are offered once a week in community settings such as churches, libraries, and hospitals. Each session is 2 hours. Sí, Yo Puedo is facilitated by two trained health professionals: a registered nurse and registered dietician.

The aim of Sí, Yo Puedo is to empower participants with lifestyle skills to better control their diabetes.

Topics for Sí, Yo Puedo 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 attending at least six classes.

Sí, Yo Puedo classes are interactive or hands-on and focused on building participants’ confidence in their ability to better manage their diabetes. The process in which classes are taught makes Sí, Yo Puedo effective. Sí, Yo Puedo is a research-based program.

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Last updated: July 9, 2015

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