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The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free, six-week diabetes self-management workshop. The series is scheduled from 9-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Oct. 17, through Nov. 21, at the North Tonawanda Public Library.
NCDOH stated, “This program covers both the physical aspect of managing diabetes, as well as the emotional aspect, and is designed to improve an individual’s A1C’s and reduce complications associated with diabetes. 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 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. Attendance at all sessions is recommended for optimal outcomes.”
Individuals with diabetes or caregivers of persons with diabetes can register for the program by calling Nursing Operations Manager Stacy Knott, MSEd, at 716-278-1900. Organizations and groups can contact the nursing division to schedule a free diabetes and/or chronic disease self-management workshop for their staff/clients.
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