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.

The in-home version of the popular Live Well with Diabetes workshop is now available to adults in the comfort of their home without having to use technology beyond the telephone. The toolkit can be sent directly to participants at no cost and includes a Living a Healthy Life Book, instruction booklet and exercise and relaxation CDs. Weekly phone calls from a trained Live Well leader enhances the experience and can help to alleviate social isolation during the COVID pandemic.

Participants will learn about:
▪ Physical activity, exercise, and healthy eating
▪ Dealing with difficult emotions
▪ Decision-making and communications skills
▪ Working with healthcare providers
▪ Action Planning

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.

Class 1 – 2021 Dates: Tuesday, January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2 and 9

Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm

Location: via Zoom

Register: Call Cindy (860) 448-4883

Class 2 –  2021 Dates: Wednesdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27,  February 3 and 10

Time: 10:00 – 11:00am

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

Register: Call Cindy (860) 448-4883

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

Provided by: Ledge Light Health District and Ledyard Parks and Recreation

Register: This FREE program is open to Ledyard residents and non-residents. Please note there is a limited supply of toolkits. Participants must be willing to share their name, address, and phone number so the toolkit can be mailed directly to them and the leader can place the weekly call. Calls are approximately 1 hour in length and take place conference-call style with 4 – 6  participants.

This program is sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the Department of Aging & Disability Services, and North Central Area Agency on Aging. An evidence-based self-management program originally developed at Stanford University. This program supported by funds made available for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support under grant DP13-105.


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