Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Initiative
A six-week interactive curriculum that empowers individuals with diabetes with the skills to manage their disease in order to prevent complications, e.g.; heart disease or blindness, as well as live better with diabetes. Sessions are facilitated by certified Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) Educators. The DEEP Curriculum covers topics that include diabetes risk factors, complications, nutrition, physical activity, use of the glucose meter and medications, building partnerships with a diabetes health care team, psychosocial effects of illness, problem-solving strategies, plus how to access community diabetes resources. Each session guides the participants to develop positive habits, i.e.; eating healthy, managing stress, and staying motivated after program completion.
The Second Wind For Life Initiative was born out of our passion to give back, in particular to individuals in the community facing medical-financial hardships while living with chronic diseases.
Second Wind For Life is a Texas nonprofit organization that assists individuals in the community with sustaining their quality of life by promoting healthy lifestyles awareness and prevention of major medical diseases.
The clients of Second Wind for Life are asked to have a hands-on involvement in achieving their second wind. We ask that they seek education regarding their disease, and be involved in the creative brainstorming of how to sustain their quality of life.
“I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.“ ~ 3 John 1:2