Better Choices, Better Health® Diabetes Workshop Coming to Rapid City and Sturgis

Rapid City, SD – Take control of your health by participating in free educational sessions specifically designed for adults with pre-diabetes or diabetes. A series of Better Choices, Better Health® Diabetes six-week workshops will take place on the following dates:

Mondays, January 29 through March 12 (preview Jan 22, no class Feb 19)

6:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Word of Hope Church, 1351 Jolly Lane, Rapid City

Tuesdays, January 23 through Feb 27 (preview Jan 16)

6:00 – 8:30 p.m. – South Maple United Methodist, 202 E. Indiana St., Rapid City

Thursdays, January 18 through Feb 22

6:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Believers Fellowship, 180 Old Stone Road, Sturgis

Better Choices, Better Health® Diabetes workshops teach strategies to handle chronic health conditions and improve quality of life. Each workshop consists of six two-and-a-half hour sessions with interactive group discussion. It is not a support group but rather a workshop on how to make small steps toward positive changes and a healthier life.

The workshop topics will include: healthy eating & meal planning; monitoring blood sugar levels; preventing or delaying complications; personal exercise plans; managing stress and depression; relaxation techniques; medication how-to’s; dealing with emotions; and working better with your doctor and care team.

The program was originally developed at Stanford University more than 20 years ago. Better Choices, Better Health® Diabetes is designed for adults with pre-diabetes and type-2 diabetes. Caregivers and adults with type 1 diabetes are also welcomed to attend.

The South Dakota Department of Health, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension, and South Dakota Department of Human Services launched Better Choices, Better Health® SD in an effort to teach South Dakotans with chronic health conditions ways to manage the impact of their disease on their lives and their families’ lives. These local workshops are offered in partnership with Life INC.

For more information or to register for the workshop, call the SDSU Extension Office at 1-888-484-3800 or Vicki at (605) 721-0769. Online registration is available at Preregistration is required.


  • Starting Tuesday, January 16th, 2018, repeated every week on Tuesday until Wednesday, January 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm


South Maple United Methodist Church

202 East Indiana Street
Rapid City, SD 57701