An estimated 19,921 people living in Davis County have diabetes. A six-week workshop has been created to help people with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes was identified as a top health priority for adults in Davis County Health Departments’ Key Informant Survey.
The online survey was conducted during November and December of 2012 as part of a comprehensive community health assessment. Addressing this priority, Davis County Health Department is offering self management help to people with type 2 diabetes and their loved ones.
Living Well with Diabetes is a fun, interactive workshop to help people with type 2 diabetes better manage their health. Participants will make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program.
Subjects covered include:
Ґ Techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes: fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration
Ґ Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance
Ґ Healthy eating
Ґ Appropriate use of medication
Ґ Working more effectively with health care providers
Anyone with type 2 diabetes is invited. Family and friends of those with diabetes also are encouraged to attend.
Healthy snacks will be provided.
Upcoming workshops will be held starting:
Ґ Tuesday, March 11 from 6-8 p.m., Davis Hospital Medical Plaza, Classroom #100D, Layton
Ґ Continuing Wednesday, March 12 from 9-11 a.m., Autumn Glow Senior Activity Center in Kaysville
ҐTuesday, March 18 from 10 a.m.-Noon, Lakeview Hospital, first floor boardroom, Bountiful
To register for a workshop or for more information, call Jessica Hardcastle at 801-525-5087.