Class Schedules

Dostal Diabetes education classes meet every week for six weeks.

First Class: Diabetes: Let’s Get Started! What are you doing now? What do you want to learn more about? Goal setting (2.0 hours) Bring your meters. We will test blood glucose in class.
Second Class: Carbohydrate counting. Label reading (1.5 hours)
Third Class: Eating out, Alcohol, Heart Health: Guest Speaker (1.5 hours)
Fourth Class: Meal Planning, Evaluating blood sugar results. What to do when you are ill (1.5 hours)
Fifth Class: Complications and foot care Guest Speaker (1.5 hours)
Sixth Class: Problem-solving and handling stress (1.5 hours)

Classes meet on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. at the Flanagan State Bank, 2401 East Washington, Lower Level Conference Room, Bloomington.

Fall 2017   Meeting Times
October 10   5:00-7:00 p.m.
October 17   5:00-6:30 p.m.
October 24   5:00-6:30 p.m.
October 31   5:00-6:30 p.m.
November 7   5:00-6:30 p.m.
November 14   5:00-6:30 p.m.




If you want to develop skills to manage your weight for the rest if your life, LIFESTEPS® is the weight loss program you should choose. Besides metabolism and physical activity—what you eat, how much you eat, how often you eat, how you eat, and why you eat affect your weight. LIFESTEPS® will help you identify which factors most affect your weight. Moreover, LIFESTEPS® will help you develop a plan to bring your lifestyle, food and exercise into balance.

LIFESTEPS® is for people who are ready to change their behaviors so they can lose weight. In this eight-week program, you can devote your time and attention to practicing new behaviors that will reinforce new habits and diminish old behaviors.

Classes meet on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. at 2412 East Washington, Suite 1B, Bloomington.
Classes are one hour in length.

Want to know more? Plan on attending the FREE Orientation meeting Saturday, January 26 at 8 am.?
Questions? Call (309)830-0711 or email

LIFESTEPS Winter 2019

1 FREE Orientation Meeting
Saturday, January 26,2019 8 am
Getting Acquainted
What Are Your Weight Loss Goals?
2 Saturday, February 2, 2019 8 am Importance of Monitoring
How to Keep a Food Record
3 Saturday, February 9, 2019 8 am Physical Activity: Benefits
How Many Ways Can You Exercise?
4 Saturday, February 16, 2019 8 am Making Your Plan; Establish a Calorie Goal
5 Saturday, February 23, 2019 8 am Develop an “eye” for serving sizes.
6 Saturday, March 2, 2019 8 am Managing Calories: Balancing Your Food Choices
7 Saturday, March 9, 2019 8 am Putting It All Together: What changes can you make?
8 Saturday, March 16, 2019 8 am How You Eat: Eating Styles
9 Saturday, March 23, 2019 8 am Managing Lapses:
Environment and Social Events
Dealing with Emotions
Dealing with Other People

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