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Diabetes Risk

Diabetes Risk Test

The Face of Diabetes

Diabetes Self-Management Program 

diabetes words 2If you are living with diabetes or a caregiver of someone who does, this workshop is for you! Diabetes self-management workshops are interactive learning opportunities that teach techniques to manage common symptoms. Workshops are free and led by trained leaders.

Each participant in the workshop receives a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Condition, and an audio relaxation tape. Classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. Free, but you must register.

Day:     Saturdays
Session dates: June 19-July31
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Fee: FREE but you must pre-register.
Location:  Hubbard Arts Center

Prevent T2

The CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps you take control of your health by adopting habits to reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes and improve your overall health and well-being.

The Prevent T2 program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes. The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance. Participants are charged an enrollment fee but upon completion of requirements get reimbursed plus receive a one year free DRC membership. 

In order to qualify for the Diabetes Prevention Program, participants must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI ≥ 25) and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes by their physician. Call Debbie at (316) 788-3781 for complete details. 

Day:     Fridays
Session dates: Begins June 11 (this is a one year program)
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 am
Fee: $125.00 (reimbursed upon completion of program) You must register.
Location:  Hubbard Arts Center, Innovation East & West

Real Life, Real Solutions for Diabetes

Nutrition and weight management are key to managing type 2 diabetes. Shifting to a low-carb lifestyle can boost wellness, but can bring a host of challenges too. Join us for anyone of these classes to learn how you can take control of your diabetes. 

  • Carb Counting Made Simple-June 15
  • Meal Planning for Success-July 6
  • Hidden Sugars and Ways to Cut Back-July 27

Day: Tuesdays
Session dates: June 15 – July 27
Time: 11:00 am
Fee: $10 Each or $30.00 Entire Series
Location:  Derby Senior Center     

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Diabetes Lifestyle Coaching 

Diabetes Lifestyle Coaching is here to assist you in clarifying what you want to achieve, experience, create, do or “be” in order to improve your diabetic health journey. Together you will co-create specific, realistic, measurable goals that are then broken down into smaller, achievable, action steps. The coach facilitates an encouraging, collaborative coaching process to design an individualized step-by-step action plan. The coach and client then set up and utilize accountability and support to create forward movement and progress.

Fee: First session is FREE but you must schedule your appointment
Call Debbie at (316) 529-2677 or email debbie@derbyrec.com

Chronic Disease Self Management Program (CDSMP)

If you are living with depression, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc., then this 6-week program is for you. This workshop is interactive and helps you learn techniques to manage your chronic condition. Workshops are free and led by trained leaders. Each participant in the workshop receives a copy of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Condition, and an audio relaxation tape. 

 Day:     Tuesdays
Session Dates: June 8- July 13
Time: 9:00 to 11:00 pm
Fee: FREE but you must register.
Location:  Derby Senior Center

Contact Us

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    Debbie Williams
    Community Wellness Coordinator

    Ph: 316-788-3781

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 Health Expo Postponed due to covid-19
New Date is October 19 

Let’s DiaBeat This Community CampaignDiaBEATThisSmall

Diabetes is a growing epidemic with devastating physical, emotional, and financial toll on our community. With the generous support from UnitedHealthcare, the Let’s DiaBeat This community campaign is designed to connect and educate the public about resources within the community to prevent diabetes and assist those who need support or are currently struggling in successfully managing their disease. During the two years, residents will be able to participate in the Stanford University’s Diabetes Self-Management program, the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program, Dining with Diabetes program, support groups, walking programs, etc., all FREE of CHARGE! If you are overweight, over the age of 50, have family members with diabetes or are physically inactive, then you may be at risk for diabetes, a devastating chronic condition. Your first step is to take the Diabetes Risk Test then take the necessary steps to fight off this disease. Let’s DiaBeat This together!


  • 10.3% of Kansas adults reported being diagnosed with diabetes

Sedgwick County

  • Sedgwick County’s diabetes rate is 10.8%, higher than the state.


  • It is estimated that 3,376 currently have diabetes
  • It is estimated that 12,155 have pre-diabetes
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