Take Charge of Your Diabetes, a free six week workshop, can help you manage your diabetes or help you learn how to support someone who lives with diabetes. A workshop will begin at the United Community Bank Loan Center on Thursday, July 11. The workshop will meet every Thursday for six weeks from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
The workshop was developed by Stanford University and provides ways to live healthy with diabetes. There is no charge to participate. It is Free. Donations will be accepted.
Subjects covered are nutrition/healthy eating, monitoring blood sugar, fitness/exercise, stress management, medications, positive thinking, difficult emotions, avoiding complications, action planning, problem solving, and working with your doctor.
Past participants have reported that the workshop has helped them improve communications with doctors and family, taught them relaxation techniques that help control pain and other symptoms, and helped them to set goals to effectively manage their diabetes.
It is a six week workshop lead by two trained leaders, who also live with
diabetes or work with persons with diabetes. The workshop is offered free of charge to the community. A companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, and a relaxation CD are available for loan or purchase.
Funding for the workshop is made possible by a grant from the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland. Donations will be accepted.
Registration is required. To register for either workshop or for more information, contact Debbie at 217-854-3223, ext 2285 or toll free at 1-888-369-9510, ext 2285.