Free diabetes workshop to be offered

ESCANABA — A free diabetes self-management workshop is being offered by the YMCA at the MTEC Center room 2028 beginning on March 22.

The Diabetes -PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop is a six-week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed by people living with Type 2 diabetes to improve their health and manage their symptoms.

As a result, participants are better equipped to face the daily challenge of living with diabetes.

Two trained leaders conduct the workshop. Subjects covered include: symptoms of diabetes, stress, managing fatigue and emotional problems, exercise, healthy eating, medications, and working with health care providers.

The six-week class will meet on Wednesday afternoons, 12:30 until 3 p.m. beginning on March 22 and ending on April 26.

Class sizes are limited and pre registration is required. Family and caregivers are welcome to attend the workshop.

There is no cost to attend. Pre-register by calling the Northern Lights YMCA at 789-0005 for more information or to register.

The program is administered by UPCAP with support from the Northern Lights YMCA.

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