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Registration open for diabetes program in Southbury

November 16, 2018

Registration is open for a workshop for those with diabetes or pre-diabetes offered by the Pomperaug District Department of Health.

The free program, called “Live Well With Diabetes,” is Connecticut’s version of the Stanford University’s Diabetes Self-Management Program. It is designed to complement existing diabetes treatments and programs, according to the press release.

The six sessions are held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday from Dec. 5 through Jan. 16 at the Grace Meadows I Community Room, 380 N Poverty Road. There is no class on Dec. 26. The snow dates are Jan. 23 and 30.

It is open to persons who are diagnosed with Type II diabetes or pre-diabetes and their support person.

Group size is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, call the Pomperaug District Department of Health at 203-264-9616, extension 0.

Grant funding is provided by Connecticut Community Foundation.

Live Well With Diabetes is an interactive workshop led by trained facilitators. Participants learn about managing their blood sugar levels, caring for their feet, managing sick days, fighting fatigue, eating healthy, enhancing communication and building their confidence. Participants will learn skills and coping strategies to manage symptoms and stay more active in their lives. Setting goals and making a step-by-step health plan is an integral part of this program along with sharing experiences and mutual support among group members, according to the release.

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