¡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.
Last updated: July 9, 2015