Program Offers A Common Sense Approach To Diabetes Management

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EDISON—Statistics indicate that there are 23.6 million people in the United States who have been diagnosed with diabetes. “A Common Sense Approach to Diabetes Management” is a free, 4-week workshop that can help diabetics better understand and manage their diabetes.

During the course of the program, participants will learn to develop a weekly, healthy living, action plan, problem solve difficult situations, monitor the effects of diet and exercise on blood glucose levels and better communication with their health care providers.

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“Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for years, you may be experiencing a range of emotions. Fear, anger, denial, frustration, depression and uncertainty are just a few of them, and are very common.” explained Edison Mayor Jun H. Choi.

“It is very easy to become overwhelmed by your diabetes and all that comes along with it. A ‘Common Sense Approach to Diabetes Management’ is a means to break that mind set and realize living successfully with diabetes is achievable. This successful workshop offers participants tips and easy-to-use advice designed to help manage the day-to-day hurdles of the disease.”

The workshop is sponsored by the Edison Department of Health and Human Services and the Institute for Health at Rutgers University. Weekly meetings will be held at the Edison Senior Citizen Center, 2963 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 28 and Nov. 4, as well as Thursday, Nov.12 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Participants must be Edison residents who have a long term or recent diagnosis of diabetes.  Pre-registration is required. For registration information, call 1-732-248-7345.


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