A free six-week Diabetes Self-Management Program will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, Sept. 18 and 25 and Oct. 2, 9, 16, and 23 at the O’Malley Senior Activity Center, 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton. The public is invited to sign up for this educational series now. Participants can have pre-diabetes or Type 1 or 2 diabetes.
Learn how to identify problems caused by diabetes, how to manage your blood sugars and to understand the relationship between food and blood sugar levels. Learn to read nutrition labels, deal with stress, cope with depression, and improve skills to communicate better with your physicians.
An evidence-based program developed by Stanford University and Northern California Kaiser Permanente, the program has shown a beneficial effect on physical and emotional outcomes and health-related quality of life. Participants reported decreased disability and fatigue, increased energy, lower health distress, more exercise and relaxation, and fewer social role limitations.
Participants are expected to attend all six sessions and will receive a 380-page “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” textbook. For information and to register, call Pam Toomey at the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4366, Ext. 3057, or e-mail her at [email protected]