PPDh Offers Live Well With Diabetes at Grace Meadows

PPDh Offers Live Well With Diabetes at Grace Meadows

The Pomperaug District Department of Health is offering an evidence-based program for persons with diabetes or pre-diabetes. The program is called Live Well With Diabetes and is Connecticut’s version of the Stanford University’s Diabetes Self-Management Program. It is designed to be a complement to existing diabetes treatments and programs.

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.

The program, offered at no cost to the participants, consists of six two-and-half hour sessions. It is open to persons who are diagnosed with Type II diabetes or pre-diabetes and their support person. Classes will be held at Grace Meadows I, Community Room, 380 N Poverty Rd in Southbury, 1:00 – 3:30 PM every Wednesday afternoon from December 5 through January 16. Please note there will be no program on December 26. Snow dates will be January 23 and 30

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 provided by Connecticut Community Foundation.