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What is a Self-Management Program?

A key component of the Ontario Diabetes Strategy is improving self-management support for Ontarians with or at risk of diabetes. In February 2011, the Ministry announced that Southlake Regional Health Centre would host a self-management initiative in Central LHIN.

The objective of the self-management initiative is to provide individuals with the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively self-manage their diabetes, thereby improving their health outcomes and reducing long-term health care costs. This will be facilitated by providing targeted education and skills training for both individuals with or at risk of diabetes, and their health care providers.

Living a Healthy Life Workshops

The “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” six-week self-management workshop empowers people to live well while dealing with conditions like diabetes and other chronic health issues. You will develop new tools and skills that break the "symptom cycle," to feel better, and do more of the activities you love and enjoy. To register, visit Healthy Living Now.

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How does self-management education differ from the education at a Diabetes Education Program?

The Living a Healthy Life workshop is led by peer leaders and does not provide any specific medical advice. It is not meant to take the place of a Diabetes Education Program. The workshop is an excellent program to enhance the information provided at your local DEP.

For more information or to locate a Living a Healthy Life workshop in your area: Contact the Self-Management Program in the Central LHIN region at 905-895-4521 ext 6656 or visit Healthy Living Now.



This resource was created by the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).