September 2017 Education classes calendar

People with diabetes will achieve better results if they understand the condition. Whether it is choosing the right foods, planning exercise or medication, education is the key.
We offer diabetes education classes to guide you to a healthy lifestyle. Some of our topics include: meal planning, healthy cooking, grocery shopping, making lasting changes, and creating a healthy home. Diabetes education is one of the best tools in managing your condition and should frequently be updated as treatments are constantly changing.

Community Education Classes

Area Agency on Aging Senior Screening
and Education Program

The William Sansum Diabetes Center recently received a four year grant award from the Area Agency on Aging ( to create a program addressing the growing need for diabetes screening and management in the senior population.  Education department staff are currently being trained in Stanford University’s highest tier evidence based curriculum in order to provide Chronic Disease Self-Management and Diabetes Self-Management programs to eligible seniors in our community.  We will be offering these programs throughout Santa Barbara County; the classes are six weeks long, and meet once a week for two and a half hours. The schedule for these programs will be posted soon.