Living Well with Diabetes Workshops
In the Living Well with Diabetes Workshop participants will learn a variety of necessary day-to-day management skills needed to actively manage diabetes and manage and/or increase life’s activities in order to lead active and fulfilling lives.
Participants meet for 2.5 hours, once a week for 6 weeks. The workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom have experience living with diabetes themselves.
This workshop helps develop self-management skills among people in a small group setting. Participants will make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve some of the problems they experience in creating and carrying out their self-management program. Some other topics include techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration.
Who should attend?
The workshop is open to individuals living with type 2 diabetes, as a well as their caregivers, friends and family members. The next workshops are scheduled for October at MaineGeneral Augusta and Waterville campuses. To sign up call 872-4102.
It is the process in which the program is taught that makes it effective. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.
Spectrum Generations is licensed by Stanford University to provide Living Well with Diabetes Self Management Program (DSMP).
For more information please contact Jennifer Fortin at 620-1657 or [email protected]