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

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Healthy Living for ME announces new workshop

Beginning in August, Healthy Living for ME will offer a remote workshop on chronic pain, a free program available to all Mainers. According to a Healthy Living for ME news release, the telephone class is scheduled to run once a week Aug. 16 through Sept. 27.

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According to the organization’s website, “Healthy Living for ME programs provide education, fitness instruction, and self-care strategies for participants; they do not replace clinical care provided by doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. (The) evidence-based programs help people across the state experience improved wellness and quality of life.”

Participants in the chronic pain workshops will receive a free toolkit in the mail and will have the chance to speak with a certified instructor on the phone. Registration is required.

“Better Health Now with Pain is ideal for people who are experiencing a wide range of chronic, non-cancer related pain conditions such as

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