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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.

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