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:
1. Waterford Program – 2018 Dates: Tuesdays, April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22.
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Waterford Senior Center. To register call (860) 444- 5839
2. New London Program – 2018 Dates: Tuesdays, May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, and 26.
Time: 6:00 – 8:30pm
Location: Ledge Light Health District. To register call Cindy (860) 444-4883.
3. Pawcatuck Program – 2018 Dates: Fridays, August 17, 24, 31 Sept. 7, 14, and 21.
Time: 9:30am – 12pm
Location: Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. To register call (860) 599-3285.
Physicians and pharmacists are encouraged to refer their patients. The free workshop is for adults living with diabetes and/or their caregiver or support person. Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions books will be available on loan at no cost or participants can purchase a book for $25. Pre-registration is required, so for more information or to register please contact Cindy Barry at 860-448-4883.