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


Fri, Jan 26th 2024 04:05 pm

Submitted by the Niagara County Department of Health

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 six-week series is scheduled for 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 28-April 3, at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.

This program covers both the physical aspects of managing diabetes, as well as the emotional part, and is designed to improve an individual’s A1Cs 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 is sessions is recommended for optimal outcomes.

Individuals with diabetes or caregivers of persons with diabetes can register for the diabetes self-management workshop program by contacting Stacy Knott, MS. Ed., nursing operations manager, at 716-278-8596.

For information on how participating in the workshops can help you manage your diabetes, please visit www.niagaracounty.com/diabetesprevention.

Additionally, we encourage employers and community groups to contact the NCDOH nursing division at 716-278-1900 if they would like to offer one of our chronic pain, diabetes, or chronic disease self-management workshops to their employees or clients.

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