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Living Well with Diabetes

A grandfather helps his grandchild pick cherry tomotoes in a garden.The MaineHealth Living Well with Diabetes Self-Management Program can help you learn how to manage your type 2 diabetes. Living Well with Diabetes is an evidence-based program developed by Stanford University and the Self-Management Resource Center. The program is offered online via Zoom in a small group setting. Classes meet once a week for six weeks, and each class is about two to two and a half hours. Class topics include:

  • Healthy eating and menu planning
  • Managing and tracking blood sugar (glucose)
  • Overcoming fatigue and frustration
  • Exercises for improving your strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Talking to health care providers about your medications
  • Communicating with family, friends and health professionals
  • Goal setting and problem solving

What is the cost?

This program is offered at no-cost to MaineHealth patients. Insurance coverage is not required.

How do I know if am eligible for the program?

Two adults smile while gardeningTo participate in the Living Well with Diabetes Self-Management Program, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes
  • Not be pregnant
  • Live in Maine or New Hampshire

Who leads the classes?

Classes are run by two trained leaders. This is a self-management course and does not take the place of a doctor's visit or direct support from other health care professionals such as diabetes educators and dietitians. You should still see your primary care physician and/or endocrinologist, even if you are successfully self-managing your condition between visits.

Take the First Step

MaineHealth offers free "Living Well with Diabetes" classes. Click for more info about upcoming classes!


Call 207-661-7294 or email