Diabetes Self-Management Education Program starts in September
SARANAC LAKE – Someone with a chronic disease like diabetes often provides much of their own care.
Despite the best intentions, only 12 percent of people with diabetes are successful in meeting treatment goals for proper blood sugar levels, managing blood pressure and reducing bad cholesterol. However, the ability to lead a healthy life can improve through education.
Beginning on Sept. 17, Adirondack Health will offer a six-week comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Taught by an interdisciplinary team of four physicians, pharmacist, dietitian/certified diabetes educator, nurse/certified diabetes educator, exercise specialist and RNs, the program meets Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
A physician referral is needed for insurance and Medicare/Medicaid coverage. Scholarships are available through the Adirondack Health Foundation. For more information and to register, call (518) 897-2611. A support person is welcome to attend at no additional cost.
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JOE RICCIO, Communications Director