Student Run Free Clinic's Spring Diabetes Education Program (DEP)

Time: Monday, February 29 at 6:45 to 7:45 PM

Location: Student Run Free Clinic, 545 Magazine Street, Vallejo

The Diabetes Education Program (DEP) is a 7-week long program that provides diabetes education geared toward people with newly diagnosed and existing Type II diabetes and their family members. The seven-week program offers supportive group education covering such topics as "The ABCs of Diabetes and Glucometer Use," "Diabetic Foot care and other Diabetes-Related Health issues," and "Stress Management." The program provides 1-hr long classes that include demonstrations and personal help with self-care such as glucometer use and foot exams. Diabetes supplies, nutritional and behavioral health aids are also available to participants. Students from all colleges are encouraged to apply!

No previous experience or certification is required. We will hold a training this month to prepare you with all you need to know! DEP sessions begin Monday, February 29th, and will be held every Monday (5:30-6:30pm for English, 6:45-7:45pm for Spanish speakers) at the Norman C. King Community Center, where the SRFC is held. Student volunteers will be scheduled to facilitate up to 2 sessions each. Please complete the DEP student facilitator application if you are interested in facilitating one of the spring sessions. Spanish speaking volunteers are especially needed!

If you have any questions about volunteer requirements or the program, contact the incoming Health Education Programs Coordinator, Jaskiran Mann at jaskiran.mann@tu.edu.