Hand-In-Hand, Living with Diabetes program provides information concerning medication, diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes that may effect diabetes. It is not intended to diagnose, prescribe or treat your specific condition. Please consult with your Primary Care Provider to discuss any changes to your health plan.
The prevalence of diabetes is increasing dramatically. Older adults are more seriously affected by this epidemic. The person with diabetes is 99% responsible for their own care. Therefore, one should be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for effective diabetes selfmanagement.
Hand-In-Hand Living with Diabetes program is designed with you in mind.
Through our program you will be provided with the help needed to learn to manage your diabetes and improve your quality of life. Each month will begin a new topic. Throughout the month the group will meet weekly as we learn to manage this disease.
Some of the topics we will cover are:
- What is Diabetes?
- The Different types of Diabetes.
- What are Carbs?
- What is a proper serving size?
- How does exercise help?
- The costs of Medications.
- Side Effects of Diabetes.
- Helping the people you know with diabetes.
- What happens if I do nothing?
- Label Reading
- What to do when I am sick.
- Potential Health Issues
- Foot Care
- Alternative Medicines
Members are asked to bring a partner to the Tuesday night meetings. Your partner could be a spouse, family member, or a good friend.
For More Information please E-mail [email protected] or Call 507-532-3834