Take charge of your diabetes
Jan 20, 2013 | 346 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Take Charge of Your Diabetes, a program developed by Stanford University, is a six-week course designed to help people with diabetes build skills to improve their health, one step at a time.

The program is designed to help individuals take charge of their day-to-day responsibility for their diabetes care.

Participants will develop skills necessary to self-manage their diabetes and work more effectively with their health care professionals.

Topics will cover common problems associated with diabetes, self-management tools, blood sugar monitoring and healthy eating, prevention and delaying of diabetes complications, dealing with stress and depression, role of medications, physical activity, reading nutrition labels and more.

The six-week course will begin on Feb. 8, will continue Feb. 15 and 22 and March 1 and 8, and conclude March 15.

Class times will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at the UT Extension-Bradley County offices, 95 Church St. S.E. in downtown Cleveland.

To register or learn more about the program, call the UT Extension office at 728-7001 by Feb. 5.

There is no cost for the sessions but class size is limited.

The UT Extension–Bradley County instructors will be Kaye Smith and Robin Ramsey.