Key Takeaways

  • Engage your community in a group-based culturally tailored diabetes self-management program.

¡Sí, Yo Puedo! is a culturally tailored 7-week program comprised of an orientation session (Week 1) followed by the 6-week diabetes self-management education lessons (Weeks 2-7). Classes are approximately two hours in length. Each lesson module is made up of 9 to 10 activities. ¡Sí, Yo Puedo! utilizes the social cognitive theory and the self-regulation model as its theoretical foundation to promote behavior change.

NoteTrack health promotion program guidance during COVID-19 regularly for updates to program implementation and training options. Programs traditionally implemented in-person may be temporarily allowable by telephone or online.

  • Target audience: Tailored for Spanish-speaking, lower-literate Hispanic/Latinos adult over the age of 18 with self-reported diagnosis of type 2 diabetes (T2D).  Program also appropriate for bilingual speaking Hispanic/Latinos.
  • Health outcomes:
    • Improved diabetes self-care skills
    • Enhanced diabetes self-efficacy
    • Increased diabetes-related knowledge
  • Delivered by: Trained health professionals, certified diabetes educators (CDE), and/or certified community health workers (CHW)
  • Program type: Group
  • Format: In-person in community and online
  • Length: 6 to 10 sessions (face-to-face or online/virtual)
  • Training: Online and/or in-person
  • Professional required: No
  • Accessibility adaptations available: No
  • Cultural adaptations available: Yes
  • Available in languages other than English: Spanish
  • Topic(s):
    • Behavioral Health
    • Chronic Disease
    • Medication Management
    • Nutrition
    • Physical Activity

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