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Department of Health Offers Free Diabetes Self-Management Workshops

Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Tuesday, January 31, 2017/Categories: Health

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The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging is offering free Diabetes Self-Management Workshops throughout Niagara County. The workshop series is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, March 15 at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario Street, Lockport 14094, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

This six-week program is for people who have diagnoses of diabetes. The program has demonstrated proven health benefits and complements diabetic medical management people receive from their providers. Participants will enhance skills to maintain active and fulfilling lifestyles by improving problem-solving and decision-making. They will learn to 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.

Individuals with diabetes or caregivers of persons with diabetes can register for the Diabetes Self-Management Workshop Program by calling NY Connects through the Office for the Aging at 716-438-3030 or by contacting the Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division at (716) 278-1900. Groups or organizations interested in scheduling Diabetes Self-Management Workshops or Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops should call the Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division at (716) 278-1900. 

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