Self Management Programs
Almost everyone lives with at least one chronic condition, and many live with multiple chronic conditions. We all know that the day to day management of these chronic conditions is key to living better, but sometimes hard to do. The self-management programs Oasis offers are implemented around the world and are proven effective for better daily management. Take charge of your health through these small group workshops and see the results for yourself.
This six week workshop is designed for people living with one or many chronic conditions. It may be surprising to know how similar the daily management of different chronic conditions is. Whether you have arthritis, lung disease, or depression, it’s important to communicate effectively with your healthcare team and family about your condition, make sure you get a good night’s rest and create meal plans that make you feel good. The design of this program helps you make positive behavior changes; coming together once a week for six weeks helps make those lasting changes.
Diabetes is a chronic condition that can be particularly difficult to manage on a day to day basis. It seems as if every decision you make can affect your blood sugar and health. Join this supportive group for a six week workshop to learn tips and techniques on how to make managing your diabetes a little easier. This workshop has many similarities to the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, but addresses specific diabetes related topics such as managing hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotions related to living with diabetes. This workshop compliments, but does not replace, appointments with your healthcare providers.
Chronic pain, if not managed well, can take over your life. Although pain management can be very challenging, this workshop offers techniques to relieve some problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep. We know from current events that many pain medications are addicting and can be just as dangerous as they are helpful. This workshop addresses appropriate usage of medications and communicating with family, friends and your healthcare team.