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Griffin Hospital offers free Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

By Janet Maurice on 6/23/2015
Individuals diagnosed with diabetes can learn how to take control of the health disorder and get control of their lives again through a free six-week diabetes self-management workshop at the Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby, starting July 14.

The Live Well Diabetes Self-Management Workshop will focus on several topics for those with diabetes, including what to eat, foot care, low and high blood sugar, sick day guidelines, tips for dealing with stress, and how to set small and achievable goals. The program will meet on Tuesdays from 6:30-9 p.m. from July 14 to Aug. 18.

The program is sponsored by the Connecticut State Department on Aging, Connecticut Department of Public Health and Griffin Hospital Community Outreach and Valley Parish Nursing.

Pre-registration is required. To sign-up or for more information, contact Mary Swansiger, BSN, MPH, CDE, at 203.732.1137.

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