Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, supported locally by Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc. (HQSI), is partnering with the Plainfield YMCA to provide free diabetes education 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 workshops that are open to people with diabetes, their family members and caregivers.

The free workshops follow the Diabetes Self-Management Program created by the Stanford School of Medicine. Workshops help individuals learn how to manage their own diabetes and are designed to help participants take control of their health.

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Participants will learn about diabetes and its risks, how to prevent health problems, the role of diet and exercise, how to deal with pain and fatigue, managing medications, effective communication with healthcare providers and much more.

This free six-week workshop will be offered at the Plainfield YMCA on 518 Watchung Avenue in Plainfield, NJ 07060. Workshops are on Tuesdays from March 15 to April 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Workshops are open to the public. You do not need to be a member of the YMCA to attend. All attendees must register by the second workshop session.

For more information or to register for these workshops, call Karen Hale, Outreach Coordinator, at (732) 955-8148.