Edison Senior Center Offers Free Diabetes Self-Management Program

EDISON – The Edison Senior Center will offer a free four-week program designed to help individuals take control of their diabetes through utilizing a commonsense approach.

Diabetes is a serious disease which can result in complications, disability or death when poorly managed.  Research suggests that blood sugar control impacts diabetic outcomes.  Participants will learn how to control their diabetes when they combine monitoring their glucose with understanding of how diet and exercise impact their glucose levels and self-regulation.

The four-week workshop will meet once a week for 1 ½ hours beginning Thursday, July 23 through Thursday, Aug. 13 at the Edison Senior Citizen Center, 2963 Woodbridge Avenue.

The program, led by Edison Township geriatric specialist Kim Convery and Rutgers doctoral student, Jessica Breland, will focus on helping participants create their own weekly healthy living action plan; problem solve difficult situations; monitor the effects of diet and exercise on blood glucose levels; and improve participants communication with physicians, family and friends.

Seating is limited to Edison residents and pre-registration is required.  For registration information, call the Edison Senior Citizen Center at 732-248-7345.

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