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South Plainfield Senior Center Offers Workshops on Diabetes

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Senior Center, located at 90 Maple Avenue in South Plainfield, will be offering a six session workshop series entitled “Learn How to Control Your Diabetes.” The program, given free of charge, is prepared especially for those on Medicare who suffer from Type 2 Diabetes or who assist someone who has the disease.

Administered by the Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP), the workshops will be given on a series of Fridays in April and early May, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. The dates are April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and May 6. Each session, which can accommodate up to 16 participants, covers a different topic. No new attendees can be added after Workshop 2 so it is best to sign up early and mark the dates of the sessions carefully. Registration for the program can be made by contacting Karen Hale at 732-955-8148.

The workshops are facilitated using a detailed manual. Instructors are well trained leaders, who have diabetes themselves and understand the challenges each person has in facing the disease.

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Subject areas include techniques to deal with symptoms of diabetes, including fatigue, pain, hypo/hyperglycemia, stress and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear, and frustration. Workshops will teach the appropriate exercises for maintaining strength and endurance while combating the condition. Healthy dietary choices, appropriate use of medications, and working effectively with one's health care providers are topics that will be covered in the classes as well.

Participants will make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems relating to each person's condition. Learners will also receive instruction on how to create and maintain a self-management program.

The DSMP has created this informative program by consulting with physicians, diabetes educators, dietitians, and other health professionals, all of whom have contributed to the the materials used in the workshop.

Tree Olano, Director of the South Plainfield Senior Center spoke passionately about the importance of bringing this program to the South Plainfield site. “This is an incredible program,” Olano stated. “So much information is given and the teachers give so much information. Type II diabetes has reached epidemic proportions, but it is an epidemic which can be controlled with the proper knowledge and training.”

 

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