Live Well with Diabetes


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CCHD Offers FREE Diabetes

Self-Management Workshops

Central Connecticut Health District (CCHD) will be hosting FREE Live Well with Diabetes self-management workshops to district residents residing in the towns of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield. The six-week workshop series will be held once a week on Wednesday mornings, beginning on October 16th through November 20th from 9:30 AM – 12 PM at the Rocky Hill Senior Center located at 761 Old Main Street in Rocky Hill.

Live Well with Diabetes is a nationwide, evidence-based self-management program developed at Stanford University. The workshops are designed for adults suffering from type 2 diabetes, their families, and their caregivers. Participants will learn how to manage diabetes through nutrition, exercise, symptom management (high/low blood sugar, fatigue, pain), emotional management (stress, depression, anger, fear, frustration), medication, & effective communication with health care providers within an interactive and supportive environment.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diabetes mellitus type 2 (type 2 diabetes) affects over 30.3 million Americans in the US and can result in devastating macrovascular complications such as heart disease, infarction & stroke. Additionally, diabetes is the leading cause of microvascular complications such as adult-onset blindness (diabetic retinopathy), kidney failure (diabetic nephropathy), and lower-limb amputations (diabetic neuropathy). Type 2 diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), insulin resistance, and insulin deficiency. Common symptoms include frequent urination, increased thirst, increased appetite, fatigue, and weight loss.

Pre-registration is required & space is limited. For more information or to reserve your spot, please call Denise Sanderson at (860) 258-2786. The textbook ‘Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions’ will be available on loan at no cost; participants can also purchase a personal copy.

‘Live Well with Diabetes’ is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and sponsored by the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CTDPH), the North Central Area Agency on Aging (NCAAA), and the Central Connecticut Health District (CCHD).

For more information on CCHD please contact us by visiting www.ccthd.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @CCTHD4!


Live Well with Chronic Disease


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 CCHD Offers FREE Chronic Disease

Self-Management Workshops

Central Connecticut Health District (CCHD) will be hosting FREE ‘Live Well with Chronic Disease’ self-management workshops to district residents residing in the towns of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield. The six-week workshop series will be held once a week on Wednesday mornings, beginning on April 10th through May 15th from 9:30 AM – 12 PM at the Newington Senior & Disabled Center located at 120 Cedar Street in Newington.

 ‘Live Well with Chronic Disease’ is a nationwide, evidence-based self-management program developed at Stanford University. The workshops are designed for adults suffering from ongoing health conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety and/or depression, in addition to their families and their caregivers. Participants will learn how to effectively manage their conditions through nutrition, exercise, symptom management (fatigue, pain), emotional management (stress, depression, anger, fear, frustration), medication, & effective communication with health care providers within an interactive and supportive environment.

 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), six in ten adults in the United States suffer from a chronic disease and four in ten adults suffer from two or more. Chronic diseases are broadly defined as conditions that last one or more years, requiring ongoing medical attention and/or limiting activities of daily living. Chronic diseases include Arthritis, Cancer (Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, Gynecological, Skin, etc.), Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic Lung Disease, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Lupus, Obesity, Stroke, and Tooth Decay among others. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the US, contributing to the nation’s $3.3 trillion in annual health care costs. Risk factors for developing chronic diseases include poor nutrition, lack of physical activity, tobacco use/secondhand smoke, and excessive alcohol use.

 Pre-registration is required & space is limited. For more information or to reserve your spot, please call (860) 665-8778. The textbook ‘Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions’ will be available on loan at no cost; participants can also purchase a personal copy.

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 ‘Live Well with Chronic Disease’ is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and sponsored by the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CTDPH), the North Central Area Agency on Aging (NCAAA), and the Central Connecticut Health District (CCHD).

 For more information on CCHD please contact us by visiting www.ccthd.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @CCTHD4!

 

Live Well with Diabetes


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CCHD Offers FREE Diabetes

Self-Management Workshops

 

Central Connecticut Health District (CCHD) will be hosting FREE ‘Live Well with Diabetes’ self-management workshops to district residents residing in the towns of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield. The six-week workshop series will be held once a week on Friday afternoons, beginning on September 28th through November 2nd from 1 PM – 3:30 PM at the Rocky Hill Senior Center.

 ‘Live Well with Diabetes’ is a nationwide, evidence-based self-management program developed at Stanford University. The workshops are designed for adults suffering from type 2 diabetes, their families, and their caregivers. Participants will learn how to manage diabetes through nutrition, exercise, symptom management (high/low blood sugar, fatigue, pain), emotional management (stress, depression, anger, fear, frustration), medication, & effective communication with health care providers within an interactive and supportive environment.

 Diabetes mellitus type 2 (type 2 diabetes) affects over 30.3 million Americans in the US and can result in devastating macrovascular complications such as heart disease & stroke. Additionally, diabetes is the leading cause of microvascular complications such as adult-onset blindness (diabetic retinopathy), kidney failure (diabetic nephropathy), and lower-limb amputations (diabetic neuropathy). Type 2 diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), insulin resistance, and insulin deficiency. Common symptoms include frequent urination, increased thirst, increased appetite, fatigue, and weight loss.

 Pre-registration is required. For more information or to reserve your spot, please call Denise Sanderson at (860) 258-2786. The textbook ‘Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions’ will be available on loan at no cost; participants can also purchase a personal copy.

‘Live Well with Diabetes Flyer’

 ‘Live Well with Diabetes’ is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and sponsored by the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CTDPH), the North Central Area Agency on Aging (NCAAA), and the Central Connecticut Health District (CCHD).

 For more information on CCHD please contact us by visiting www.ccthd.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @CCTHD4!