DEEP™ Program Overview
DEEP™ is a diabetes self-management education (DSME) program that has been shown to be successful in helping participants take control of their diabetes and reduce the risk of complications. DEEP™ was developed for use in low-income, racial and ethnic minority populations.
Community Participants of DEEP workshops learn:
Module 1: Understanding the Human Body
Module 2: Understanding Risk Factors for Diabetes
Module 3: Monitoring your Body
Module 4: Diabetes and Physical Activity
Module 5: Management of Diabetes through Meal Planning
Module 6: Complications of Diabetes
Module 7: Learning about Medications and Medical Care
Module 8: Living with Diabetes: Mobilizing your Family and Friends
DEEP™ includes a train-the-trainers model, which is designed to engage community members to implement DEEP™ within their own communities. DEEP™ Peer Educator workshop trains community health workers to use DEEP™ with persons with diabetes in clinical and community-based settings. DEEP™ Senior Trainer and Lead Trainer workshops prepare professional and community health care workers to effectively train others in DEEP™.