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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@delaware.gov

Date: February 10, 2014


Diabetes Self-Management Skill Classes Available Statewide

WHO: Delaware's Division of Public Health
WHAT: The Delaware Division of Public Health's Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention and Control Program is offering free, weekly classes with a duration of six weeks for Delawareans who have type 2 diabetes. The two and a half hour classes, held in locations throughout the state, were designed by Stanford University to teach critical skills needed in the day-to-day management of the disease, such as:
  • Proper exercise
  • Healthy eating
  • Proper use of medication
  • Effective communication
  • Understanding and managing common symptoms
  • And more.
WHEN: Westside Family Healthcare
306 E.Main St.
Middletown, DE 19709
Tuesday, March 4-April 8, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 pm
Westside Family Healthcare
1020 Forrest Ave
Dover, DE 19904
Thursdays,March 6 -April 10, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Hudson State Service Center
501 Ogletown Road
Newark, DE 19711
Fridays, March 7 - April 11, 2014
Time: 1:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
and Wednesdays, April 23 - May 28, 2014
Time: 1:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Lewes Senior Center
32083 Janice Rd.
Lewes, DE 19958
Mondays, March 10 - April 14, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Smyrna State Service Center
200 S. DuPont Blvd
Smyrna, DE 19977
Wednesdays, March 12 - April 16, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Milford State Service Center
13 SW Front St. (Annex Building)
Milford, DE 19963
Tuesdays, March 18 - April 22, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
QUESTIONS: Call 302-744-1020 to pre-register. For more information, go to: www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/dpc/diabetes.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.