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Every year an estimated 31,000 people in Alabama are diagnosed with diabetes. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is offering a Train the Trainer event, in which community leaders will have an opportunity to learn about diabetes. There is a $100 fee to attend the workshop.
The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) certification program is a workshop that trains community leaders on the basic skills and knowledge necessary to become effective educators in diabetes. The program uses interactive group activities and adult education methodologies.
- What is diabetes?
- Understanding the human body and diabetes
- Monitoring the body
- Diabetes and exercise
- Prevention of diabetes complications
- Coping with diabetes
- Communicating with health care professionals
Community leaders attend a 20-hour workshop and are eligible for certification as peer educators. Join the fight against diabetes!