EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, supported locally by Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc. (HQSI), is partnering with the Piscataway Public Library to provide free diabetes 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.

The free workshops follow the Diabetes Self-Management Program developed at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Workshops are designed to help individuals learn 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.

This free six-week workshop will be offered at the John F. Kennedy Library on 500 Hoes Lane in Piscataway, New Jersey 08854. Workshops are on Tuesdays from April 18 to May 23, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All attendees must register by the second workshop session. Each participant (one per household) will receive a complimentary textbook, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, 4th edition ($20 value).

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For more information or to register for these free workshops, call the library’s Information Desk at (732) 463-1633 ext. 6. 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.

 

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