Let's DiaBeat This

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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!

Save the Date Expo 2019

Let’s DiaBeat This HEALTH EXPO, MAY 30, 2019

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. Now is the time to learn more about pre-diabetes and diabetes. The Let’s DiaBeat This Health Expo is for the community to learn more about avoiding this lifelong disease. The focus will be on people who may be pre-diabetic as well as those currently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The Expo will include free health screenings, cooking and exercise demonstrations, speakers, and exhibits showcasing the latest diabetes care methods. You will get great information plus have an opportunity to win wonderful door prizes. If you have no history of diabetes in your family, we encourage you to attend anyway and learn the steps you need to take to avoid chronic health conditions.

Day:   Thursday, May 30

Time:  3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (come and go)

Fee:     FREE through a generous donation from UnitedHealthcare

Location:  Madison Avenue Central Park, the Venue


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Diabetes Risk Test

The Face of Diabetes


  • 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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 All classes require registration. Call the DRC at 788-3781 or click here

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Spring Diabetes Program Flyer

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 participative, 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:   Thursdays

Session dates: March 7 – April 11

Time:  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Fee:     FREE but you must pre-register.

Location:  Oaklawn Activity Center


Day:   Mondays

Session dates: March 25 to April 29

Time:  10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Fee:     FREE but you must pre-register

Location:  Derby Senior Center


Day:   Wednesdays

Session dates: March 27 to May 1

Time:  6:00 to 8:00 pm

Fee:     FREE but you must pre-register

Location: Derby Recreation Center

life coacvhDIABETES Lifestyle COACHING program

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


Better Together: Diabetes Support Groupdiabetes_support

You don’t have to face diabetes alone. Join us in organizing a Derby support group to connect with people who truly understand, motivate, and encourage you. The group can inspire you while you talk openly about your experiences with diabetes. Free, but you must register..

Day:   Tuesdays

Session dates:  Feb. 19, March 19, April 16

Time:  10:30 am Derby Senior Center or 6:00 pm  Derby Recreation Center

Fee:     FREE but please pre-register.

diabetes foodsDiabetes Food Tours

Come join us for a free guided grocery store tour where you’ll learn skills for buying healthy foods.  During the hour tour, you’ll practice skills like buying fruits and vegetables, comparing unit prices to find bargains, reading and comparing food labels, identifying whole grains and understanding carbohydrates! After the tour you will receive a free book full of tasty recipes and a free reusable grocery bag. Free, but you must register.

Dates/Times: April 23, 10:00 am

Fee:     FREE but you must pre-register.

Location:  Derby K-15 Wal-Mart

All classes require registration. Call the DRC at 788-3781 or click here.