This researched and proven workshop is designed to help adults with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes learn skills and increase their confidence in managing their diabetes. The workshop meets for 2½ hours once a week for six weeks, every Friday April 17 – May 22, 9-11:30am. Participants will meet in private in our larger conference room.
To register call The Aging & Disability Resource Center at (920) 787-6666 or toll free at 1-877-883-5378.
Healthy Living with Diabetes does not replace existing treatments, but rather complements the treatments a participant receives.
Who should take the workshop?
• Adults with type 2 diabetes,
• Adults with pre-diabetes, or
• Adults living with someone who has diabetes
What’s in it for me?
People who have taken the workshop show:
• Better health, health behavior and a sense of confidence in managing their diabetes
• Improvements in blood sugar levels
• Decrease in health distress and hypo- and hyperglycemia
• Fewer doctor and emergency room visits and fewer hospitalizations
Did you know?
• One of every 12 Americans is affected by diabetes.
• In Wisconsin, there are 475,000 adults with diabetes and 1.45 million adults with pre-diabetes
• Diabetes is leading cause of blindness, heart disease and stroke, and amputation of lower extremities.
• Diabetes is a very expensive disease to treat: direct hospital and other medical costs of $4.07 billion and indirect costs (e.g., lost wages) of $2.7 billion (2009 data for Wisconsin).