Diabetes Classes

2017 Class Schedule

2017 Viva Bien! Class Schedule

Call us to Register!

Classes are FREE but class SIZE is limited! Please call us today to reserve your space!
210.431.8489 or 210.431.8489

Viva Bien! Live Well with Diabetes!

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services in 2014, 14.2% of the Bexar County adults had been diagnosed with diabetes (type 1 or type 2), which is higher than Texas (10.6%) and much higher than the national average (9.3%) as reported by the Center for Disease Control-Diabetes/ data/ index. It is projected by the CDC that the number of Americans with diabetes will double or triple by 2050 if current trends continue. Yet, persons at high-risk for diabetes can delay or avoid developing type-2 diabetes by losing weight through regular physical activity and a diet low in fat and calories as recommended by the National Institute of Health –Diabetes Prevention Program. The time to act is now whether you already have diabetes or want to prevent it!

Viva Bien! Live Well with Diabetes!

The SAFB offers to the SA community a FREE, BILINGUAL Diabetes Lifestyle Education Initiative presented by the Nutrition, Health and Wellness Division. Classes are taught by highly qualified nutrition, physical activity and gardening professionals (Registered Dietitians, Nutritionists, PhD Nutritionist, Master Gardeners and Physical Activity Specialists).


2017 Viva Bien! Class Schedule

Benefits of Attending

  • Learn how to take better care of your Type-2 diabetes by making good eating and physical activity choices
  • Learn how to prevent type-2 diabetes
  • Participate in Hands-on cooking demonstrations
  • Prepare and practice a variety of healthy recipes
  • Learn how to be physically active
  • Participate and practice in a variety of physical activities
  • Work toward a healthier lifestyle
  • Door prizes and free food samples

Class Format

A series of 9 sessions covering a variety of Nutrition, Healthy Cooking, Exercise and Gardening topics to better manage or prevent diabetes. Register to start today – bring your spouse or other family members along!

Class Topics:

  • Diabetes 101
  • Hand-on cooking demos
  • Fiber, how to get more in your meals: whole grains, fruits & vegetables
  • Portion control
  • Counting carbohydrates
  • Choosing fat wisely
  • Managing salt and sugar intake
  • Healthy shopping on a budget
  • Managing type-2 diabetes with a healthy lifestyle
  • Importance of physical activity and how to move more each day
  • Exercise demonstrations
  • Gardening 101