Control Diabetes for Life

Control Diabetes for Life
Teaching Control Diabetes for Life

Questions or comments? Contact Debra Schroeder, MS, Extension Educator and Class Coordinator

Control Diabetes for Life is an educational program that is offered 1-3 times a year in various locations in Nebraska. The sessions are broadcast to several locations throughout the state and recorded for later viewing. Participants learn to control diabetes while preparing nutritious and delicious foods that are low in sugar and fat.

Recordings and printed materials from previous sessions are available on the pages linked below.

An example of the class being offered live at one site and
simultaneously broadcast to other sites.

Control Diabetes for Life being simultaneously broadcast to several sites at once

March 2017 Session - Commit To Stay Fit

This session includes:

  • Diabetes Overview
  • Starting An Exercise Program
  • Whats New In Diabetes Care
  • Fiber And Protein In Your Diet
  • Do's and Don'ts of Dealing With Criticism
  • March Recipes

(Taped March 16, 2017)

November 2016 Session - Prevent Complications From Diabetes:

This session includes:

  • Diabetes Overview
  • How Medicine Works to Control Blood Sugar Levels
  • The Diabetes-Arthritis Connection
  • Boost Your Immunity
  • Mix with Caution
  • Food Diaries
  • November Recipes

(Taped November 14, 2016)

June 2016 Session -A Healthy Lifestyle For Your Family:

This session includes:

  • Diabetes Overview
  • More Than Skin Deep: Foot Care
  • Discovering Hidden Carbs and Fighting Cravings
  • Intuitive Eating: Enjoy Your Food, Respect Your Body
  • June Recipes

(Taped June 13, 2016)

March 2016 Session - What's New in Diabetes Self Management

This session includes:

  • Diabetes Overview
  • What's New In Diabetes Care
  • Nutrition For Your Eyes
  • Is Your Home Slim By Design?
  • Diabetes And Exercise
  • March Recipes

(Taped March 14, 2016)

November 2015 Session - Back to The Basics

This session includes:

  • Diabetes Overview
  • Protecting Your Family.
  • Obesity And Portion Sizes
  • Get More From Medicare
  • November Recipes

(Taped November 9, 2015)

June 2015 Session - Getting in Touch with Diabetes Self Management

This session includes:

  • Diabetes Overview
  • What's A Health Coach?
  • Summer Time Snack Fun
  • Don't Get Bugged By Food Borne Illnesses
  • June Recipes

(Taped June 8, 2015)

March 2015 Session - What's New in Diabetes Self Management


This session includes:

  • Type 2 Diabetes Quality of Life in Rural Communities
  • What's New in Diabetes Care
  • Fats and Their Tie to Heart Disease
  • Perfectionism: An Impossible Goal in Diabetes Management
  • March Recipes

(Taped March 9, 2015)

November 2014 Session - "Back to the Basics"

This session includes:

  • Types of Diabetes
  • Carb Counting Refresher
  • Making Peace With The Diabetes Food Police
  • Q&A
  • November Recipes

(Taped November 2014)

June 2014 Session - "Avoiding Complications from Diabetes"

This session includes:

  • Medications
  • Sleep Well Tonight
  • Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth - Sugar Substitutes
  • Choose Beverages Carefully - Sugar in Beverages
  • June Recipes

(Taped June 2014)

March 2014 Session - "What's New in Diabetes Self Management"

This session includes:

  • What's New in Diabetes Self Management
  • Protect Your Kidneys
  • Ways to Cut Food Costs
  • Q&A Session
  • March Recipes

(Taped March 2014)

November 2013 Session - "Remember the Basics during the Holidays"

This session includes:

  • Re-Energize! Find More Energy to Exercis
  • Back to the Basics of Diabetes
  • Oral Health
  • How Diabetes Is Different for Men & Women
  • Holiday Stress Management
  • November Recipes

(Taped November 2013)

June 2013 Session - "Diabetes on The Job"

This session includes:

  • Foot Care & Controlling Neuropathic Pain
  • Heart Health, Cholesterol and Diabetes
  • Diabetes on The Job
  • June Recipes

(Taped June 2013)

March 2013 Session - "New Tools for Weight Loss"

This session includes:

  • What's New in Diabetes Care
  • Weight Loss with Diabetes
  • Developing Compassion for You
  • March Recipes

(Taped March 2013)

November 2012 Session - "Take the Mystery Out of Winter Diabetes Management"

This session includes:

  • The Mysteries of Monitoring
  • Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy
  • Beating the Winter Blues
  • November Recipes

(Taped November 2012)

June 2012 Session - "Stay Sunny With Diabetes"

This session includes:

  • Get Fit Now - what counts as exercise?
  • Diabetes and Vitamin D
  • Taking Diabetes on Vacation - what do I need to pack?
  • June Recipes

(Taped June 2012)

March 2012 Session

This session includes:

  • What Does it Mean to be Diagnosed with Pre-, Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 Diabetes?
  • The Great Salt Debate and Potassium Role
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Recommendations for Those with Diabetes

(Taped March 2012)

Fall and Winter Diabetes Management

This session includes:

  • Managing Your Meds
  • Weight Loss Surgery
  • Are There Good and Bad Carbs?
  • Creative Healthy Casseroles

(Taped Nov 2011)

Manage Your Diabetes During Summer Months

This session includes:

  • New Technologies
  • Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth
  • Menu Planning
  • Sugar Cravings

(Taped June 2011)

Get in Touch with Your Diabetes Self Management

This session includes:

  • Does Your Doctor Make Sense?
  • Intuitive Eating
  • Solving the Carb Puzzle
  • Tips for Losing Weight

(Taped March 2011)

Indulge Your Taste Buds & Stay Healthy ...

person eatingThis session includes:

  • Indulge your taste buds
  • Avoiding flu and colds
  • Is an aspirin a day OK?
  • Are you getting too much sodium?

(Taped November 2010)

Stay Stronger Longer...strength training

This session includes: 

  • Exercise and strength training
  • Sleep apnea / sleep problems
  • Color your food palette
  • 10 ways to take control of your diabetes

(Taped June 2010; image courtesy of CDC)

Lifestyle Changes ...

This session includes:medical doctor

  • Checkups
  • Slow cooker magic
  • Mistakes in blood sugar testing
  • Recipes
  • The science of carbohydrates
  • Carb counting basics

(Taped Spring 2010)

Successfully Manage the Holidays ...

This session includes:holiday meal

  • Drinking and diabetes
  • Modify family favorite recipes
  • A new year, a new start
  • Medicare Part D
  • De-stress the holidays
  • Recipes

(Taped November 2009)

June 2009 Session  - Diabetes on the Go

This session includes:hiking

  • Introduction to diabetes self management
  • What to expect when you are in the hospital
  • Fairest fats of all
  • Is your pantry experiencing sticker shock?
  • Eating on the go

(Taped June 2009)

What's It Like to be a High School Athlete with Diabetes?

Kreikemeier - "Diabetes and Me" presenter

Robert Kreikemeier talking with youth after the presentation

What's it like to be a high school athlete and wake up one morning and find out that you have juvenile diabetes?

One in three children born after 2000 will be diagnosed with diabetes at some point in their lifetime.

Robert Kreikemeier of West Point, Nebraska talks openly about his life with Juvenile Diabetes to an audience of young people and their parents. He explains his feelings as he first learned he had diabetes and how he learned to manage his diabetes.

Kreikemeier's presentation, "Diabetes and Me" offers hope to young people with Juvenile Diabetes. He shares his life experiences with the disease with frankness and humor.

Basic Steps in Controlling Diabetes

This session includes:

person looking for recipe

  • Making exercise fun
  • Carb counting
  • Diabetes etiquette
  • Inprove your coping strategies / accepting diabetes
  • Recipes

   (Taped March 2009)