Free Online Diabetes Workshop

Are you an older adult with diabetes? Then you may be interested in “Better Choices, Better Health — Diabetes,” a free online workshop from the National Council on Aging.

Developed at Stanford University, the six-week sessions consist of about 25 people per workshop gathering on a dedicated Web site along with trained peer educators to make weekly action plans, problem solve, and take part in various self-tests and activities.


Participants are asked to log in at least three times a week at their convenience for a total of about two hours to access educational diabetes content through the Learning Center, interact with other members, fill in logs, and more. New content is made available in the Learning Center each week, and all content from the previous weeks remains available.

The workshop is designed for people with Type 2 diabetes, but those with Type 1 may also find it helpful.

For more information, and to register for the next available workshop, click here.

This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell.

  • julie chenier


    I am a type 1 diabetic I am 29 turning 30 in a couple of weeks I ahave only been a type 1 diabetic since 2005, I am the onlt member of my family who is diabetic, I have had my moment’s with my diabetes and I am still learning about it I would really benefit from trying your online course and would appreciate it if I was given the opportunity to try this thank you for reading julie

  • Joe

    How old is “older?”

  • Diane

    Can’t seem to log on to register. What am I doing wrong?