September 4, 2012, Toms River, NJ - A new program, Take Control of Your Health - Diabetes Self-Management, will take place from 1:30 - 4:00 pm starting on October 2 at Community Medical Center’s Center for Diabetes Education, 591 Lakehurst Road in Toms River.
The six-week program will consist of two and a half hour meetings in which trained leaders with health conditions will share how to better manage diabetes. Diabetes Self Management was developed and tested by Stanford University to complement and enhance medical treatment.
The program is for adults who have diabetes or are caring for someone with diabetes. The focus of the workshop is giving participants the support they need to find practical ways to deal with their condition and side effects. Participants will learn; to manage their medication, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, skin and foot care, and ways to talk with their doctor and family about their heath.
Participants will set their own goals and make a step-by-step plan to improve their health. All attendees will receive a book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Disease."
The workshop and book are free of charge. For more information or to register, please call 732-349-5757.
The Center for Diabetes Education at Community Medical Center offers education and support to people, of all ages, with diabetes and to those who care for and about them. Nurses and Dietitians, who are Certified Diabetes Educators, provide educational sessions to meet the needs of all those with diabetes. Education includes a Self Management Series, monthly Support Groups, a Support Group for Parents of Children with Diabetes, an Insulin Pump Support Group, Individual Education for diabetes management, Weight Management and Community Education. For more information or to register, please call 732-349-5757.
CONTACT: Jean M. Flaherty
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