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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.

Topics Covered

  • What is diabetes?
  • Understanding the human body and diabetes
  • Monitoring the body
  • Nutrition
  • Diabetes and exercise
  • Prevention of diabetes complications
  • Medication
  • Coping with diabetes
  • Communicating with health care professionals


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Session Locations

Feb 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM
504 First Avenue North
Clanton, AL
Feb 19 - 21, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Trustmark Bank
Selma, AL
Feb 25 - 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Escambia County Extension Office
Brewton, AL
Mar 10 - 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Coosa County E911 Building
Rockford, AL

Community leaders attend a 20-hour workshop and are eligible for certification as peer educators. Join the fight against diabetes!

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