June 22, 2024


Health know-how

Healthy Living to host virtual diabetes workshop

Healthy Living for Maine is offering a free workshop, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 10, to help individuals with diabetes improve their management of the disease and their overall wellbeing.

Examples of topics covered in the workshop include:

• Techniques to deal with diabetes symptoms such as fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, depression, anger, fear and frustration;

• appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance;

• healthy eating;

• appropriate use of medication; and

• guidance on working with healthcare providers.

Living Well with Diabetes members can meet each Tuesday for six weeks. It is offered via Zoom and open to Maine adults dealing with diabetes and its symptoms. Caregivers and/or supports of those living with diabetes are also encouraged to register.

Additionally, people who would like to join the workshop but lack access to the necessary technology may be eligible to borrow a device through Healthy Living for Maine’s iPad loaning program in order to participate in the workshop.

Later in the fall, Healthy Living will also be offering Living Well with Diabetes for additional six-week sessions, with one beginning Friday, Oct. 8, and another beginning Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Registration for each of these series is now open, including the associated phone versions (not listed).

This series is free for any adult Mainer dealing with diabetes, but advance registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Healthy Living for ME at 800-620-6036 or [email protected]. People also can register via healthylivingforme.org.

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