Program to help diabetics, others manage disease

Jan. 15, 2014 @ 04:19 PM

The Durham Diabetes Coalition is offering a free program that aims to help diabetics and others manage their chronic diseases.

The six-week program is called Living Healthy with Chronic Conditions. It is open to Durham County residents and starts Feb. 6. Participants will meet weekly at Stanford L. Warren Library from 1 to 3 p.m.  

The program was developed by Stanford University and offers information about nutrition, exercise, communicating with doctors and wise use of medications. They will make weekly action plans and help each other solve problems in their self-management care.

“By offering these types of programs to the community, the [diabetes coalition] can help empower residents to better manage their chronic diseases,” said Joyce Page, public health educator and co-instructor.

The program is part of an ongoing effort by the coalition to reduce injury and death from Type 2 diabetes in Durham County. The coalition also presents self-management classes that focus on diabetes.

To register for the workshop or for information about other chronic disease self-management, call Page at 919-560-7109 or visit the Durham Diabetes Coalition website at www.DurhamDiabetesCoalition.org.

Registration ends Jan. 30.