Healthy Living With Diabetes

Healthy Living With Diabetes

Healthy Living With Diabetes is a Self-Management Program offered for two and ½ hours, once a week, for six weeks.
Everyone attending either has diabetes (including the facilitators) or is caring for someone with diabetes.
Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with diabetes themselves.

Diabetes may cause you to lose physical conditioning and suffer serious problems over many years.  
Diabetes is a disease that many people must learn to live with for their entire life.  The Healthy Living With Diabetes Self Management workshop helps you learn how to manage your symptoms so you can get the most out of life.

Subjects covered include:
Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation.
Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance.
Appropriate use of medications
Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
Nutritional importance - dietary management
How to evaluate new treatments.

The companion book, “Living A Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions”, 2nd edition, is provided for class use. A $10 registration fee helps to defray the cost of the textbook.  An audio relaxation tape is provided for each participant, at the end of the 6th session.  

WHAT IS A SELF-MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP  ?

What you do about something is largely determined by how you think about it.  Some of the best self managers are people who think of their illness as a path.  This path, like any path, goes up and down.  This workshop will help you learn the skills to travel this path. 
Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participant’s confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active and fulfilling life.

You will learn how to:

Manage your symptoms
Communicate with your doctor
Lessen your frustration
Fight fatigue
Make daily tasks easier
Live a healthier life
Control your diet and exercise programs
Manage your blood sugar
Much, much more!

To register for a class, 
Call the Aging & Disability Resource Center (920) 683-4180,
or (920) 683-4181…………………Toll Free: 1-877-416-7083

Next class begins soon (location to be determined)

For more information about this program contact the program coordinator:



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