Class Schedules

People who live with diabetes often feel frustrated, fed up, overwhelmed, or burned out. This diabetes distress reduces motivation which in turn defeats active self-care. The person with diabetes has higher blood glucose levels, increasing risk of complications, and a poorer quality of life. However, when you can cope effectively with the daily challenges of living with diabetes, you can increase your motivation for improved self-care, generate better health outcomes and lead a happier, healthier life.

Dostal Diabetes Education can help you solve diabetes-related problems and develop diabetes coping skills, so you can solve problems as they arise.

Dostal Diabetes Education Classes has four education sessions. Attendance at each class is important to

help you garner knowledge and skills to successfully manage your diabetes. The first two sessions are

scheduled for October 2019. The last two sessions meet in February 2020.  You can choose to attend after work or during lunch hour.

All sessions meet at 2412 East Washington Street, Suite1 B, Bloomington, Illinois.

Education Session


Time/Date Offered

 Session One

How do you feel about having diabetes?

How much does it affect your life? Your family?

How much do you know about diabetes?

Are you ready to make changes?

5 pm Thursday, October 10,2019


12 noon Friday, October 11, 2019

Class length: 2 hours

 Session Two

What can I eat when dining out?

What do I do for low blood sugar? What about

high blood sugars? How do I handle my diabetes when I’m sick?

What difference does exercise make? How can I lose weight?

5 pm Thursday, October 24, 2019


12 noon Friday, October 25, 2019

Class length: 1.5 hours


Session Three

A new year—what about a new you?

Using problem-solving to set your goals

How much does diabetes affect your heart health?

5 pm Thursday, February 13, 2020


12 noon Friday, February 14,2020

Class length: 1.5 hours

Session Four

How does diabetes change over time?

How can I delay or prevent complications?

How can I eat mindfully, not emotionally?

5 pm Thursday, February 27,2020


12 noon Friday, February 28, 2020

Class length: 1.5 hours


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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