Thursday, August 10, 2017

Learn to Manage Diabetes for a Healthier You

For millions of Americans living with diabetes, fluctuating blood sugar levels, fatigue, pain, and stress are often part of daily living. In just six weeks, you can learn to reduce these symptoms and improve your everyday life.

University of Missouri Extension will offer a FREE six-week class for people with diabetes.  This weekly class will meet Thursdays, August 31, 2017 thru October 5, 2017, 6:00pm-8:00pm. The class, co-taught by Tammy Roberts and Susan Mills-Gray, University of Missouri Extension Specialists, will be held at Bates County Memorial Hospital in the Education Center.
In the class, participants will learn ways to cope and live better with diabetes. “Studies show people who take the class improve their health, decrease disability and health distress plus have decreased hospital days and physician visits,” says Tammy Roberts.  
“Diabetes Self-Management Course” will teach people how to deal with problems such as pain, fluctuating blood sugar levels, and fatigue.  Other topics include:
  • Techniques to deal with frustration and isolation
  • Safe exercise to maintain and improve strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Managing medications
  • Communicating with health care professionals, family, and friends
  • Healthy eating
  • Problem solving skills
  • Foot care
  • Action planning
The class is free, but registration is due by Tuesday, August 29, 2017, by calling the Bates County Extension Office at 660-679-4167.