The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes self-management workshop. The series is scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 17, at Eastern Niagara Hospital-Lockport, 521 East Ave. It runs from 1-3:30 p.m.
This six-week program is for people who have a diagnosis of diabetes. The program has demonstrated proven health benefits and complements the diabetic medical management services people receive from their providers.
Participants will enhance skills to maintain active and fulfilling lifestyles, by improving problem solving and decision-making, as well as addressing 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 program by calling Kristin Wolf, R.N., B.S.N., Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, at 716-278-1900. 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.