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MPL to Host Free Diabetes Self Management Classes, Oct. 3-Nov. 7

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The Montclair Public Library will host a free six-week Diabetes Self-Management Program beginning next month. The program workshops will be held at the Library on Tuesdays from October 3 to through November 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Library is located at 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair.

Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) workshops include six different sessions, each covering a new topic. Sign up today and remember to mark your calendar, so you are able to attend all six sessions. All attendees must register by the second workshop session -- no new attendees will be taken after Workshop #2.

The workshops follow the Diabetes Self-Management Program developed at the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is designed to teach individuals how to manage their diabetes and take control of their health through behavior modification and coping techniques. Participants will learn about diabetes and its risks, preventing complications, the importance of healthy eating, the role of exercise, how to deal with stress and difficult emotions, managing medications, effective communication with healthcare providers and much more.

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For more information or to register for these free workshops, call Jarmaine Williams at 732-955-8168. Visit www.qualityinsights-qin.org to learn more about Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, or to read real success stories about people with diabetes in New Jersey who have completed this program and made motivational improvements to their health and lives.

The free diabetes workshops are offered by Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network in partnership with the Montclair Public Library. Quality Insights Quality Innovation is supported locally by Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc. (HQSI), workshops as part of the Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program. The EDC program is a national initiative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The program offers free self-management workshops that are open to people with Medicare who have diabetes, their family members and caregivers.

About Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network:
Quality Insights is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Quality Insights collaborates with healthcare providers, patients and allied organizations across the network to bring about widespread, significant improvements in the quality of care they deliver. Our goal is better care, smarter spending and healthier people. To learn more about the network, visit www.qualityinsights-qin.org

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