Healthy Living with Diabetes


Healthy Living with Diabetes is a workshop designed to help adults with type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, or their helper learn self-management skills and increase their confidence in managing their diabetes. It meets once a week for six weeks for 2 ½ hours each session. Techniques are learned to deal with the symptoms of diabetes including exercise, medication concerns, healthy eating, relaxation, communication skills, and more. It supplements medical care, helping to decrease blood sugar levels and health care visits. 

There are two workshops scheduled in Bayfield County this spring:

Iron River Workshop      

American Legion Hanson-Maki Post         Tuesdays, Apr 10-May 15,2018 1-1:30 PM     To register, call:                                       RSVP at 715-292-6400 ext 2 by Apr 3rd

Washburn Workshop       

Bayfield County Annex                           Wednesdays, May 16-June 27, 2018 (skip 6/6) 1:30- 4 PM                                                   To register, call:                                       RSVP at 715-292-6400 ext 2 by May 9th

Did you know?

     One of every 12 Americans is affected by diabetes.

      In Wisconsin, there are 475,000 adults with diabetes and 1.45 million adults with pre-diabetes 

      Diabetes is leading cause of blindness, heart disease and stroke, and amputation of lower extremities.

     Diabetes is a very expensive disease to treat:  direct hospital and other medical costs of $4.07 billion and indirect costs (e.g., lost wages) of $2.7 billion (2009 data for Wisconsin).