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Posted on: January 7, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Taking Charge of Your Health - Diabetes Workshop

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Call Park Forest Recreation & Parks Department at 708-748-2005 to register for these programs.  

Take Charge of Your Diabetes - Class Zero Introductory Session - 1 hour
This introductory session will discuss the Take Charge of Your Diabetes 6-week Workshop.  Help regain control of your life and do the things that matter to you. Manage your diabetes in order to feel better, have more energy and get relief from pain, fatigue and other symptoms. Connect you with others. You will meet new people, share what you know and come up with new ways to address your health conditions.

Age 18 & Older     Free Program
12613-01    Monday   10-11 am   February 25, 2019  
 Park Forest Library, The Lab - 400 Lakewood Blvd.

Take Charge of Your Diabetes Workshop - 6 weeks 
 A six-week interactive workshop designed to help individuals living with pre-diabetes or diabetes learn new skills in self-management so they can continue to thrive as they age! Anyone with pre-diabetes or diabetes can attend. Sessions meet one day a week for 2 ½ hours* in a community setting. The 2 ½ hour sessions are divided into small activities and include a 20-minute break.

Congratulations on taking charge of YOUR diabetes!

Age 18 & Older     Free Program 
12613-02    Tuesday    10:30 am- 1 pm   March 5, 2019 - April 9, 2019 

Park Forest Library, The Lab - 400 Lakewood Blvd. 

Weekly topics include:  

Week 1 - Tuesday, March 5th 
What is diabetes?
Introduction to healthy eating
Making action plans
Week 2 - Tuesday, March 12
Problem solving
Menu planning
Dealing with stress
Week 3 - Tuesday, March 19th
Preventing low blood sugar
Decision making
Physical activity and exercise
Week 4 - Tuesday, March 26th
Dealing with difficult emotions
Food choices
Week 5 - Tuesday, April 2nd
Positive thinking
Communication skills
Relaxation body scan
Week 6 - Tuesday, April 9th 
Food care
Medication usage
Future planning

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