It takes a TEAM to win battles, HELP us WIN the war on Diabetes Prevention!

  We're on a Mission for Diabetes Prevention...

Who we are?

We are Self Health Advocates!

We build alliances with individuals, community leaders, organizations and small businesses to support our dedicated Self-Health Advocates who are determined to rid the world of diabetes and obesity. DESMA has taken a grass root approach to helping people; help themselves. By building Partnerships Programs that promote collaboration with just about everyone....... we can do what needs to be done to prevent diabetes for everyone.   

We work in the community, with the community, for the community to provide Hope, Education & Resources, through, FREE Diabetes Prevention Classes, Self Management Consultation and Weight Management Counseling.   Call us, set-up an appointment and we will come to your church or organization to start a class today!  

Our programs have been designed to motivate and educate people to embrace lifelong health and wellness qualities and overall happiness about ones’ self.  You learn how to become your own coach & cook for better health.                         

DESMA works in all communities nationwide.........see how your community can implement a program today!


what we do!


Whatever brought you here, I'm glad! You’re in the right place.

1. You call us, we come out to your church, organization or small business.

2. We have a Candid Conversation about Diabetes Prevention and health concerns.

3. We help you set-up a class to benefit your participants.  We monitor & direct the process!

The 1st step is for you to MAKE THE CALL and we will come to your church, organization or small business.

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CHANGE is Required.....


Do you want more energy, more control over food choices, sensible & personal solutions for true wellness & change for Life? 


START today......

Our unique programs help you navigate toward your health & overall wellness goals. It's your time to focus on you and awaken the best version of yourself. 

what & why we exist!

Who is DESMA?

We are a national - community-based support agency working to prevent diabetes by offering health information, education, resources and dedicated support to people who require more than a doctor-patient relationship to make basic lifestyle changes for better health and wellness. 

What we do?

SELF-HEALTH  ADVOCATES provide women and girls with long-lasting practical, unique and attainable solutions for better health and wellness.   

DESMA was developed with Women in mind but our Educational Classes and information work for every one.  If you want to prevent Diabetes we want to help you.

How & Who we help?

We offer comprehensive solutions to women and girls to assist them in their fight to PREVENT diabetes and obesity. There are open public CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, GROUP MEETINGS & INDIVIDUAL LEARNING SESSIONS for anyone who want to  benefit.

Welcoming Environment

People of all background, philosophies and faith traditions are welcome in our programs. 

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To Prevent Diabetes as well as Improve the quality of life for women and girls affected by pre-diabetes, Type II diabetes and obesity. 

  •  Diabetes can cause serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and eye and foot problems. Prediabetes also can cause health problems. The good news is that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or even prevented. The longer you have diabetes, the more likely you are to develop health problems, so delaying diabetes by even a few years will benefit your health. You can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by losing a modest amount of weight by following a reduced-calorie eating plan and being physically active most days of the week. 


Rid the world of diabetes and obesity through dedicated support, services, advocacy and resources.


  • About 1 in 3 Americans has prediabetes, according to recent diabetes statistics  from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You won’t know if you have prediabetes unless you are tested.

  • If you have prediabetes, you can lower your chance of developing type 2 diabetes. Lose weight if you need to, become more physically active, and follow a reduced-calorie eating planGet started with Your Game Plan to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes. For more support, you can find a lifestyle change program near you through the our Diabetes Prevention Program 



Love and Compassion 

We believe in the love of God with all our heart, soul, and mind. Our love and compassion for ourselves and our community helps us deliver our best to the people in need of hope, encouragement and a better life.


Nothing can be accomplished unless you are hopeful about the results. We aim to instill hope in you. We encourage you to achieve what might seem like a long journey to you right now. We encourage you to stay put on your self-management and wellness goals.


We have a commitment to help people no matter what state of health they are in by providing them the best services to help them achieve wellness for not only their bodies, but also their minds and souls.



We believe in creating partnerships to provide the best resources to our girls and women. With a common goal, we can get results as we expect.

Our Team

Louise Bergeron


Self-Health Advocate Director

Ideal Protein Distributor

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Bella Griffin


Big Mouth & Blossom 


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Anamaria Cuadra


Spanish Coordinator


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Barbara & Kenny



Cooking for a Cure: a Coach & a Cook is an interactive learning workshop that is designed to encourage participants to be their own 

Coach & Cook! 

We cook, eat, talk about food and take a New look at food as a cure for health concerns.

Cooking for a Cure Coordinators


Community Connection


Let's  talk about family, food, diabetes, prevention, obesity issues, aging and everything you care about, no subject  is off limit.   

Our goal is to bring your thoughts to the forefront as we invite you to have a Candid Conversation with Barbara & Kenny!

Food for the Soul


Cooking for a Cure: a Coach & a Cook is an interactive learning workshop that is designed to encourage participants to be their own 

Coach & Cook! 

We cook,eat, talk about food  and take a New look at food as a cure for health concerns.



Big Mouth is social advocacy project whose mission is to inspire and encourage high-school and college students to stand-up and speak out about personal health .  Students are encouraged to advocate for inclusive Self Health and Wellness programs to become a major part of our educational curriculum.  All students are encouraged to participate. The goal is that we start early to teach children about their bodies, food, exercise, self  health and healing options to make better choices.

Stand Up When you Speak

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