Gundersen Boscobel to offer Diabetes Workshop
Did you know that one in every 12 Americans is affected by diabetes? In Wisconsin, there are 475,000 adults with diabetes and 1.45 million adults with pre-diabetes. "Diabetes is a chronic, life-long, on-going condition," explains family medicine physician Colleen McCurry, MD, Gundersen Boscobel. "While you may see a physician or another health care provider several times a year, most days you are the one who controls your diabetes through monitoring, nutrition, exercise and managing your symptoms."
To help those affected directly or indirectly by the condition, Gundersen Boscobel is hosting a program called Healthy Living with Diabetes. The program will help adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes learn self-management skills to increase their confidence in managing their diabetes. The program is intended to complement existing treatments being received.
The workshop will meet once a week for six weeks — 2-1/2 hours each session.
Who should take the workshop?
- Adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes,
- Adults with pre-diabetes, or
- Adults living with/caring for someone who has diabetes
People who take this workshop:
- Learn techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes.
- Learn about appropriate exercise, use of medication and healthy eating strategies.
- Report improved health, health behavior, and a sense of confidence in managing their diabetes.
- Show improvements in blood sugar levels and a decrease in health distress and hypo- and hyperglycemia.
- Feel more confident in their ability to communicate with physicians.
- Have fewer doctor and emergency room visits and fewer hospitalizations.
Where: Gundersen Boscobel Hospital
When: Tuesdays, April 30 - June 4, 9 to 11:30 a.m
Cost is $5 to participate.
There is still time to register by calling (608) 775-6870 or visit gundersenhealth.org/HLWD.