What is the Diabetes Self-Management Workshop?

Today, people with diabetes live longer and more healthy lives. Although having diabetes can put you at risk for serious health problems, there is a lot you can do to stay well and delay or prevent any complications. The Diabetes Self-Management Workshop is for people with type 2 diabetes and their relatives or that need information on diabetes self-management.

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop


Format: Group
Duration: 6 weeks (2 hours per workshop)
Ages: Any age if diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by parent or guardian)

Participants have the opportunity to ask questions, offer comments and share their experiences and ideas about managing and controlling diabetes. We will have weekly action plans to help you, your friends and your family learn and practice self-management skills.

In this workshop participants will learn about:

  • Diabetes and health risks
  • How to manage diabetes
  • Healthy lifestyle changes
  • Meal planning
  • Diabetes medicines

This workshop is offered in Riverside and San Bernardino. 

Call IEHP Health Education Department at 1-866-224-IEHP (4347) or 1-866-224-IEHP (4347) for TTY users to sign up!

Additional Resources

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Loma Linda Diabetes Treatment Center
IEHP Members can call 909-558-3022 to make an appointment.


American Diabetes Association

Learn more about diabetes, meal planning and eating out. This website also gives you free recipes. www.diabetes.org

Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Diabetes Home


Diabetes and Your Feet
Learn how to protect your feet and keep them healthy for an active life.


National Diabetes Education Program 
Learn how you can avoid problems related to diabetes. You can select topics you want to learn more.


You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later to view the PDF files. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Healthy Heart Program

If you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or simply want to learn ways to protect yourself from heart disease, join the free IEHP Healthy Heart program.


There are 3 topics offered. Each class is one hour long.


  • Introduction to Healthy Heart
    Learn lifestyle changes that can reduce the risk of heart disease. Understand how the heart works and how to respond to heart attack signs and symptoms. Participants will create a survival plan for a heart attack and learn how to respond to a heart attack if one were to occur.

  • Control your Blood Pressure
    Learn what blood pressure is and what level to aim for. Be aware of warning signs of strokes and other risks linked with high blood pressure. Participants will create a healthy habits checklist on how to control blood pressure.

  • Control Your Cholesterol
    Learn what cholesterol is and how it affects the body. We’ll talk about the importance of heart healthy eating and steps to take to lower cholesterol levels. Participants will create a plan on how to lower cholesterol levels.


Check out Upcoming Events to see the next class dates, times, and location. Type “Healthy Heart” in Search.

IEHP Members can login to your Member Account to opt in. Contact us if you have any questions.