Living with Diabetes program

Education and support for living with diabetes, plus discounts on your medication

Registration deadline has been extended. Enroll by July 29 by calling 49-45505.

Have you recently been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes and are worried about how your life will change?

Or are you currently living with diabetes and need to improve your outcomes?

The Living with Diabetes program will provide you with essential education and support to get you off on the right foot or back on track. And here’s another great benefit: The program offers discounts on your diabetes medications when you maintain participation throughout each respective program.

The program is available at no charge to benefits-eligible faculty and staff at all Purdue campuses – including those who have opted out of Purdue medical coverage – and for spouses/same-sex domestic partners and adult dependents covered on a Purdue medical plan. The “Living with Diabetes program” is also open to parents and guardians of children under the age of 18 (covered on a Purdue medical plan) who have been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes who would like to attend on behalf of their child(ren). The same plan provisions in regards to medication discounts would apply to the child(ren). Staff at regional campuses will be provided telephonic and portal support to complete the program.

Purdue employees who work during the program’s meeting and appointment times can participate in paid status and don’t need to take sick leave or vacation. Talk with your supervisor to determine the best time to be away from your job.

Program overview

As a participant in the program, you’ll have the expert services of these health care professionals:

  • A registered nurse (RN) who is a certified diabetes educator and health and wellness coach
  • A pharmacist who is specially trained in medication therapy management (MTM)
  • A registered dietitian (RD) who will assist with individualized meal planning

In addition to these clinical specialists, you’ll meet providers in the fields of optometry, endocrinology and podiatry.

Diabetic meal planning, carbohydrate counting and physical activity will be emphasized because of their value in improving glycemic control, which plays an important role in overall health.

You’ll gain the educational tools you need for success and develop a plan to become an active partner with your health care provider. If you wish, you may invite a supportive family member or friend to attend the program with you.

The next “Living with Diabetes” program begins Aug. 22 and offers several options to fit a variety of schedules. Participants can choose from one of the following classroom sessions:

Mondays, Aug. 22 through Nov. 14, noon–12:50 p.m. or 2-3 p.m., Hall for Discovery and Learning Research (DLR), Room 143A

Thursdays, Aug. 25 through Nov. 17, 8–9 a.m. or noon–12:50 p.m., France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center (CoRec), Wellness Conference Room

To register, call the Center at 49-45505 by July 29.

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