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.
- Download 2019 LLHD Diabetes Self Management Workshops flyer
- LLHD Diabetes webpage
- Contact 1-800-DIABETES
- Visit the American Diabetes Association website