What is DEEP?
The Diabetes Education Empowerment Program (DEEP) is a program accredited by the national American Association of Diabetes Educators, and managed by trained Diabetes Educators.
The goal of the DEEP program is to empower people to take charge of their diabetes, avoid complications from the disease, and improve self-management skills.
What Does DEEP Teach?
Because complications from diabetes can be controlled and often prevented, DEEP focuses on self-management.
In the course we cover:
- Individual educational needs
- Setting personal goals
- Learning self-blood glucose monitoring (SBGM) - including assistance for acquiring supplies at little or no cost utilizing insurance
- Instruction on insulin self-administration
- Improving nutrition
- Disease process
- Type 1, Type 2, Prediabetes and Gestational Diabetes
- Sick day management
- ADA Standards of care
- Community resources
- Medication review consults
Who Can Participate?
Whether you've just been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, or have had diabetes for years - DEEP can help you take charge of your health.
Diabetes affects not only the person with diabetes, it also affects their support systems: family members, care givers, significant others and friends. DEEP participants are encouraged to bring support persons with them at no additional cost. To allow for adequate seating, please call 587-5785 to make arrangements.
Where/When Can I Access DEEP?
Initial individual assessments and group classes are offered morning, afternoon and evenings in La Jara, Alamosa and Del Norte.
Is There a Cost?
There is a cost to participate in DEEP, but most of the time your insurance will cover it. If you are unable to pay for the program scholarships are also available.