Diabetes Education Program
Who We Are
The Diabetes Education Program (DEP) of the California Health Collaborative provides diabetes prevention and self-management classes at no cost to the residents of Fresno County. The DEP aims to educate and empower people with diabetes and pre-diabetes to improve overall glucose control and reduce the incidence of diabetes-related health complications.
The DEP utilizes the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) curriculum to assist individuals with diabetes to improve their self-management skills.
DEEP consist of six, two-hour long sessions that address:
- Understanding the human body
- Diabetes risk factors and complications
- Meal portion control
- Importance of physical activity
- Maintaining a healthy weight