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Take Charge! Diabetes 

 

Take Charge! Diabetes is a free 6-week workshop that was developed to support those living with Type 2 Diabetes, and their families, to manage their diabetes and includes goal setting to help participants start and maintain lifestyle changes

 

Participants will learn:

  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance
  • Proper foot care
  • Healthy eating
  • Appropriate use of medication
  • Working more effectively with health care providers
  • Recommended tests for prevention or delay of complications
  • How to use glucose monitoring to make day to day decisions and to manage sick days
  • Action-planning, problem-solving, decision-making

 

 

"After 6 weeks with the workshop, I got in the habit of eating healthy food, doing daily exercise, and monitoring my blood sugar frequently. Now my blood sugar is less than 7, no high blood pressure, I sleep well and no more numbness and tingling in my feet"

Take Charge! Diabetes Participant

 

 

Session #1:

  • Introductions
  • What is Diabetes?
  • What are the 4 compenents of Self-Management?
  • Monitoring
  • Introduction to Healthy Eating
  • Introduction to Action Plans

Session #4:

  • Feedback and Problem-Solving
  • Dealing with Difficult Emotions
  • Food Choices: Putting it All Together
  • Practice Reading Nutrition Labels
  • Meal Planning
  • Making an Action Plan

Session #2:

  • Feedback and Problem- Solving
  • Guidelines for a Health Eating Plan
  • Meal Planning
  • Stress Management
  • Making an Action Plan

 

 

Session #5:

  • Feedback and Problem-Solving
  • Understanding Emotions: Sadness and Depression
  • Communicating with Ourselves: Managing Negative Thinking
  • Relaxation Body Scan
  • Communication: “I” Messages
  • Endurance Activity: How much is enough?
  • Making an Action Plan

Session #3:

  • Feedback and Problem-Solving
  • Preventing Low Blood Sugar
  • Healthy Eating: Fats and Fatty Acids
  • Preventing or Delaying Complications
  • Practice Decision Making Skills
  • Introduction to Physical Activity and Exercise
  • Making an Action Plan

Session #6:

  • Feedback and Problem-Solving
  • Strategies for Sick Days
  • Foot Care
  • Medication Usage and Responsibilities
  • Practice: Body Scan for Stress Management
  • Take P.A.R.T with Your Health Care Professional and Health Care System
  • Looking Back and Planning for the Future

 

 

Upcoming Workshops 2024

Date

Day

Time

Location

Address

Register

Sept 16- Oct 28, 2024

(no class Oct 14-- Thanksgiving)

Mondays 5:30pm- 8:00pm ONLINE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM - - - - Click Here

Sept 16- Oct 28, 2024

(no class Oct 14-- Thanksgiving)

Mondays 1:30pm- 4:00pm ONLINE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM - - - - CLOSED

 

If the workshop you wish to attend is full, please call us at 1-866-337-3318 or email us to be added to a waitlist. 

 

 

A "VIRTUAL" Classroom

Workshops will be delivered using a password with a secure online videoconferencing tool to create interactive sessions.  Participants will be able to interact with the facilitators and other members of the group. They can choose whether to be on camera.

 
 
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