Living Well With Diabetes
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AREA AGENCY ON AGING-FIVE COUNTY INVITES YOU TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR DIABETES
FREE workshop series provides information and skills for people to manage their diabetes and related conditions.
The Area Agency on Aging invites community members of all ages to attend the upcoming Diabetes Self-Management workshop. This free series will provide education on how to eat healthy, be physically active, problem solve and more.
Diabetes Self-Management education and workshops are a collaborative process through which people with diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify their behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. This process incorporates the needs, goals, and life experiences of the person with diabetes.
“The program was developed by Stanford University to help people to learn manage their diabetes symptoms, including tiredness, pain, and emotional issues,” said Kristina Raner of the Area Agency on Aging, “By helping people to learn skills to better manage their diabetes day to day, this program improves quality of life and lowers medical expenses. The bottom line is that people who have the information and support they need to manage their diabetes are healthier than people who do not.”
The Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) is a 6-week group program for people with type 2 diabetes. The group meets once a week for two hours. Guided by evidence-based standards, participants will learn how to practice specific self-care behaviors, such as healthy eating, being active, monitoring levels, taking medication, problem solving, healthy coping, and reducing risks.
The Area Agency on Aging-Five County Association of Governments has been providing services to frail elderly and disabled adults for over 20 years. We have an experienced staff with extensive skills and knowledge of community resources who can access these services to meet the needs of the aging population across five counties - Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington - in Southern Utah.