Diabetes group offers free self-management program

May. 10, 2014 @ 03:40 PM

The Durham Diabetes Coalition is offering a free diabetes self-management program, Living Healthy with Diabetes.
The six-week program is open to Durham County residents and will begin May 22. Participants will meet weekly at the Durham County Human Services Building from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and are urged to attend all six classes for the classes to be most effective.
This program has been developed by Stanford University and aims to educate participants about healthy eating, exercise, treating symptoms of type 2 diabetes, working with health-care providers and using medications wisely. Participants will make weekly action plans, share experiences and help each other solve the problems they face in their self-management care.
“This program gives participants a significant amount of time to interact with one another,” said Joyce Page, public health educator and co-instructor. “This has enhanced bonding and support which has often extended outside of the program.”
The program is part of an ongoing effort by the diabetes coalition to reduce injury and death related to type 2 diabetes in Durham County. Additional diabetes self-management and self-management classes that focus on chronic disease will be offered this summer.
To register for this workshop or for information about other chronic disease self-management or diabetes coalition programs, call Joyce Page at 919-560-7109,
The program will be limited to the first 20 participants. Registration ends Friday.