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Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

About This Program

The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program, also known as DEEP™ was founded by The University of Chicago. DEEP is a class designed to help people with pre-diabetes, diabetes, relatives, and caregivers gain a better understanding of diabetes self-care. Classes last a total of six weeks, providing participants with eight unique learning modules

Our director is Dr. Ana Guzman, who is in charge of the classes given and will provide any assistance needed. 

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The main goals of the 
Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

  • To improve and maintain the quality of life of persons with diabetes or persons who have diabetes risk factors.

  • To prevent complication and disabilities.

  • To improve eating habits and maintain adequate nutrition.

  • To increase physical activity.

  • To develop self-care skills.

  • To improve the relationship between patients and help healthcare providers. 

  • To utilize the available resources. 

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8 Modules 

  1. Beginning Sections and Understanding the Human Body 

  2. Understanding Diabetics and Its Risk Factors

  3. Monitoring Your Body

  4. Get Up and Move

  5. Physical Activity In Diabetics 

  6. Diabetics Complications: Identification and Prevention

  7. Learning about Medications and Medical Care

  8. Living With Diabetics: Mobilizing Family and Friends

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Our classes will benefit you for the rest of your life. Filled with activities, education, and more 

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