UT And TSU Extension Offers 2 Diabetes Education Events In November

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

UT & TSU Extension, Hamilton County is sponsoring two diabetes education events for Diabetes Awareness Month in November.  The month's events will kick off with the Diabetes Academies on Monday at 12-1:30 p.m. at the UT & TSU Extension Office, 6183 Adamson Cir., 855-6113. Pre-registration is required. Lunch will be served at this workshop.

The second event will be “Take Charge of Your Diabetes” that begins on Wednesday, Nov. 6, through Dec. 11, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the the North River City Civic Center at Northgate, 1009 Executive Dr., Ste. 102, 870-8924. This is a six week program sponsored in partnership with BlueCare Tennessee to gain strategies for managing diabetes. Some of the topics include: common problems with diabetes, self-management tools, healthy eating, facts about carbohydrates, preventing and delaying diabetes complications, dealing with anger thinking positively, importance of monitoring blood sugar levels, and ways to communication with your health care professionals. Nutritious snacks will be served each session.  Testimonials show personal benefits for the participants, such as: changed behaviors and goal setting to manage diabetes and endorsement for the program, officials said.

These programs are free to all who wish to participate; pre-registration is required. Call 855-6113 to register. Spaces are limited. Visit the website for posted information: https://utextension.tennessee.edu/hamilton or UT & TSU Extension on Facebook.


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