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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: September 19, 2013
DHSS-125-2013





DELAWARE CLASSES OFFER DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS


Learn to control your diabetes and take charge of your health. Delaware's Division of Public Health offers workshops that are 2 1/2 hours one day a week for 6 weeks. The workshops are for Delawareans who have type 2 diabetes or live with multiple chronic diseases. These workshops teach the skills needed in day-to-day management of treatment for your chronic diseases. The programs have been designed by Stanford University for people living with diabetes or who have multiple chronic diseases or risk factors for chronic diseases, such as, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, depression and others. These workshops provide the skills to become an active self-manager through learning techniques that address proper exercise, healthy eating, appropriate use of medication, effective communication, understanding and managing common symptoms, and much more. Programs are usually held in your community in settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries, and health facilities.

See listings below for upcoming classes. Classes are free and to pre-register, please call the Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention and Control Program at (302) 744-1020.

DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Holy Cross Church Learning Center (Day & Night Sessions)
631 S. State St., Dover
Wednesdays, Sept. 25 - Oct. 30, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., second session 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

ACE Community Resource Center
547 North Bradford St., Seaford
Wednesdays, Oct. 2 - Nov. 6, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

LaRed Health Center
21444 Carmean Way, Georgetown
Thursdays, Oct. 3 - Nov. 7, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Windsor Tower Apartments
500 North Walnut St., Wilmington
Thursdays, Oct. 3 - Nov. 7, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Westside Family Healthcare
404 Fox Hunt Dr., Bear
Mondays, Oct. 7 - Nov. 11, 2013
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

State Street Assisted Living
21 N. State St., Dover
Mondays, Oct. 7 - Nov. 11, 2013
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Greenwood CHEER
41 Schulze Rd., Greenwood
Wednesdays, Nov. 6 - Dec. 11, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Harrington Senior Center
102 Fleming St., Harrington
Wednesdays, Jan. 15 - Feb. 19, 2014
10:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. (Lunch break included)

CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Wilmington Senior Center
1901 N. Market St., Wilmington
Fridays, Oct. 4 - Nov. 8, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

For more information, go to dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/dpc/diabetesselfmgt.html



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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