Diabetes Education

The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) is a six-week workshop to help adults with diabetes learn more about diabetes, self-manage their condition, and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

Small groups meet once a week for 2 hours to explore a variety of topics, including:

  • Decreasing diabetes risk factors, such as obesity and hypertension

  • Managing stress and meeting your short- and long-term health goals

  • Managing diabetes with diet and exercise

  • Preventing complications

  • Communicating with medical providers and caregivers

Classes are facilitated by a health educator and open to individuals who are diabetic, pre-diabetic or interested in gaining knowledge about diabetes.

DEEP was developed by the Office of Technology Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

For more information about DEEP, please call 415-550-6002 or email workshops@onlok.org.


Become a DEEP facilitator or volunteer.

You can support the DEEP program in several ways.

  • Attend a 3-day training to become a co-facilitator of workshops in your community. Candidates must be able to read and write fluently in English. Bilingual in Spanish or Chinese preferred.

    • The in-person training meets on three days, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 225 30th Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94131.

  • Assist with community outreach.

  • Contribute to support the program. Make your check payable to "On Lok 30th Street Senior Center" and send to:

On Lok 30th Street Senior Center Attn: Healthier Living Program 225 30th Street, 3rd Floor San Francisco, CA 94131