AA Department of Aging to offer free diabetes workshops

| March 23, 2016

DiabetesThe Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities and University of MD Baltimore Washington Medical Center will be partnering to present a free Diabetes workshop next month.  The workshop will be held at Shoprite of Glen Burnie, 6716 Governor Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD.  

The “Living Well With Diabetes” workshop is appropriate for participants with Pre-Diabetes, or Type 2 Diabetes.  This program teaches participants how to manage their blood sugar levels, count carbohydrates and provides information about reading nutrition labels.  It also educates the participants about appropriate exercise, how to prevent complications from diabetes and how to manage symptoms associated with both high and low blood sugar levels.     

Over the course of 6 weeks, participants come once a week for 2.5 hours.  Classes are interactive and educational.  Classes will be held in the Meeting Room, inside the café entrance at Shoprite. The workshop series takes place April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, May 12, from 10 AM – 12:30 PM.  Workshop space is limited.  Registration is required.

For more information, contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4366  or refer to our website www.aacounty.org/aging.  Anyone needing accommodations, please contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4464 at least 7 days in advance of the event.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.

Blackwall Hitch

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  1. Natasha says:

    I like free diabetes workshops. In June of 2015, it was discovered that I had type 2 diabetes. By the end of the month, I was given a prescription for Metformin. I stated the ADA diet and followed it completely for several weeks but was unable to get my blood sugar below 140. With no results to how for my hard work, I panicked and called my doctor. His response? Deal with it. I began to feel that something wasn’t right and do my own research. Then I found Rachel’s blog http://myhealthlives.com/how-i-freed-myself-from-the-diabetes/ . I read it from cover to cover and I started the diet and by the next morning, my blood sugar was 100. Since then, I have a fasting reading between the mid 70s and 80s. My doctor was so surprised at the results that, the next week, he took me off the Metformin. I lost 30 pounds in the first month and lost more than 6 inches off my waist and I’m able to work out twice a day while still having lots of energy. The truth is we can get off the drugs and help myself by trying natural methods