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Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshops

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Sat, Aug 19th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops throughout Niagara County. The workshop series is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the American Legion, 8643 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
This six-week program is for people who have diagnoses of diabetes. The program has demonstrated proven health benefits and complements diabetic medical management people receive from their providers.
Participants will enhance skills to maintain active and fulfilling lifestyles by improving problem-solving and decision-making. They will learn to address the challenges of living with diabetes. Workshop topics also include improving food choices, increasing physical activity, and practicing coping skills to maintain nutrition and a healthy weight.
Individuals with diabetes or caregivers of persons with diabetes can register for the diabetes self-management workshop program by calling the Niagara County Department of Health nursing division at 278-1900.
Organizations and groups are also encouraged to contact the nursing division to schedule a free diabetes and/or chronic disease self-management workshop for their staff/clients.
For information on how participating in the workshops can help one manage diabetes, visit http://www.niagaracounty.com/health/Services/Nursing-Division/Diabetes-Self-Mgmt.

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