Healthy Living with Diabetes

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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.

Upcoming Classes will be posted here. Check back soon!

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).