Diabetes Self-Management Classes begin Jan. 22
SARANAC LAKE – Nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes. Start the new year on a high note by learning how to take charge by enrolling in Adirondack Health’s six-week comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Education Program.
Developing self management skills is a key step in achieving diabetes control to help lower the risk of complications. Classes are offered each Wednesday Jan. 22 through Feb. 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Redfield Board Room at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.
Over six consecutive Wednesday evenings, all aspects of diabetic care will be covered from nutrition, exercise and medication, to prevention of chronic and acute complications. Come learn about following a healthy meal plan, how to monitor blood glucose levels and the importance of maintaining a physically active lifestyle. Taught by an interdisciplinary team of four physicians, registered nurses, a dietitian/certified diabetes educator, physical therapist, registered nurse/certified diabetes educator and a pharmacist, each two-hour session is designed to provide the latest information along with the tools and support needed to manage diabetes.
A physician referral is needed for insurance and Medicare or Medicaid coverage. Scholarships are available through the Adirondack Health Foundation. For more information or to register, call the Diabetes Education Department at (518) 897-2611. This program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association and sponsored by the Adirondack Health Foundation.
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JOE RICCIO, Communications Director