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UT Extension in Polk County recently held the six-week workshop, “Take Charge of Your Diabetes.” This workshop is a fun, skill-building program designed for individuals with diabetes and caregivers. Participants gain the necessary skills for taking day-to-day responsibility for their diabetes care. Topics covered include healthy eating, preventing hypoglycemia, exercise, action planning, monitoring glucose, preventing complications, sharing/problem solving, stress/depression, medications, communication skills, and sick days. Several residents attended the sessions and completed the course. Receiving congratulations from Mike Waters, chief operating officer of Ocoee Regional Health Care, are Wayne Gilder, Helen Churchwell, Sandra Gilder, Ann Coffey, Bobbi Fox, Silvia Holiday, Vickie Rymer, Candy Satterfield, Wilma Bell, and co-facilitator, Donna Calhoun. Joyce Clem with the Southeast Tennessee Area Regional Health Department co-facilitated as well. Sponsorships for the program were provided by United Health Care, Southeast Area on Aging and Disability (SEAAD), and Ocoee Regional Health Care. If you are interested in this program, please contact the UT Extension – Polk County office at 423-338-4503.