Live Well with Diabetes Program

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular-related death in the U.S. and can lead to irreversible changes in vision, kidney function, circulation and the ability to fight infection. The Live Well with Diabetes Program focuses on diet and exercise, glucose monitoring, goal setting, sick day guidelines, communicating with family and healthcare providers and making small changes that improve health. What participants tell us, is not only are they better able to manage their own diabetes, they feel better and benefit from the support of others who are dealing with the same concerns.

In 2016, the Southeastern Connecticut Health Improvement Collaborative identified diabetes, and specifically the underlying factors that lead to diabetes, as one of 3 priority health areas for the community to address. Ledge Light Health District, in partnership with Senior Resources, will facilitate three, FREE, six-week Live Well with Diabetes programs this year:

Groton Program – 2019 Dates: Tuesday, March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2, 9

Time: 5:30 – 8:00pm

Location: Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton

Register: Call (860) 441-6785

New London Program –  2019 Dates: Wednesdays, April 24,  and May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Time: 5:30 – 8:00pm

Location: Ledge Light Health District, 216 Broad Street, New London

Register: Call Cindy (860) 448-4883

Waterford Program –  2019 Dates: Mondays, April 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13, 20

Time: 9:30am – 12pm

Location: Waterford Community Center, 24 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford

Register: Call (860) 444-5839

Fee: No cost – Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions books will be available on loan at no cost or participant can purchase a book for $25. This workshop is for adults living with diabetes and/or their caregiving or support person.

Physicians and pharmacists are encouraged to refer their patients. Pre-registration is required, so for more information or to register please contact Cindy Barry at 860-448-4883.

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