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 workshop series is scheduled to begin Friday, June 10, from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
This six-week program is held once a week and covers both the physical aspect of managing diabetes as well as the emotional aspect. It is designed to improve an individual’s A1C and reduce complications associated with diabetes.
NCDOH stated, “The program has demonstrated proven health benefits and complements the diabetic medical management services people receive from their providers. Participants will enhance their ability to maintain active and fulfilling lifestyles, improve problem-solving and decision-making skills, 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 diabetes self-management workshop program by calling Stacy Knott, M.S.Ed, NCDOH nursing operations manager, 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.
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