Free diabetes workshop scheduled

ESCANABA — A Diabetes-PATH workshop will be offered for free locally with support from the Northern Lights YMCA of Delta County, OSF Healthcare, UPCAP and the Lions Clubs of Michigan. This Stanford University evidence based program has been researched and proven to improve the health of adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes.

PATH participants learn strategies for managing their diabetes including techniques to deal with symptoms such as fatigue and anxiety along with information about healthy eating, appropriate use of medications, activity, exercise and working effectively with their health care providers. Participants learn to make realistic, achievable action plans to reach their goals and share their experiences to help each other solve problems.

The workshop will be held once a week on Mondays, Feb. 17 to March 23 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the MTEC building in room 2018,, located at 2000 No. 30th St. Escanaba. There is no cost to attend and all materials are included along with snacks and refreshments at each session.

Pre-registration in required as class sizes are limited and can be done by Dialing 2-1-1 or register online at www.upcap.org/events or www.nlymca.com under programs/PATH.

Funding provided by the Lions Clubs of Michigan and Lions Clubs International Foundation – D.A.D. “Defense Against Diabetes”

This program is being sponsored and offered by Northern Lights YMCA, UPCAP, the Lions Clubs of Michigan and a grant from the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.


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