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Diabetes Self-Management Program (Willow Plaza)

09/04/2018 — 10/17/2018 at 10:30AM - 1:00PM EST
Location: Willow Plaza Community Center - 60 Elmwood Ave, Waterbury, Connecticut, 06710

Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP)

Live Well with Diabetes is for people with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. This is a free, open to the public, six-week workshop which meets for two and a half hours weekly and is led by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with diabetes themselves. The program teaches self-management techniques for participants, including:

  • Techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, such as fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance
  • Healthy eating
  • Appropriate use of medication
  • Working more effectively with health care providers

Participants will make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program. There are 8-16 participants per workshop.

How to attend:

DSMP: Tuesdays 10:30-1:00, 9/4-10/16/2018 at Willow Plaza Community Center, 60 Elmwood Ave, Waterbury. Registration contact s Irena at 203-575-1545