PISCATAWAY, NJ – Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, supported locally by Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc. (HQSI), is continuing its partnership with Middlesex County Office of Health Services and 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 originally 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 various tools, 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 and much more.

“It was eye opening,” said Mariann, a workshop graduate from a previous Piscataway workshop.

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“I would recommend this course for anyone with diabetes or taking care of someone with diabetes,” Ray, another graduate from Piscataway, said. Ray enjoyed listening to everyone’s improvements of eating habits, exercise and experiences facing diabetes.

This free workshop series will be offered at the John F. Kennedy Library on 500 Hoes Lane in Piscataway, NJ 08854. Workshops are on Fridays from September 8, 2017 to October 13, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All attendees must register by the second workshop session.

For more information or to register for these workshops, call the Library 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 more success stories about people with diabetes in New Jersey who have completed this program and made motivational improvements to their health and lives.