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What Do I Do Now? - 2 Hour Interactive Group
The Diabetes Alliance Network has established guidelines for persons diagnosed with diabetes. This course will help you understand how to navigate your way through the lifestyle and diet changes needed to make and gain a better understanding of your disease. CHP will help educate you on how to best manage life with diabetes, including how to find the right support you need. Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, Monitoring Blood Glucose, Taking Medication, Stress Reduction. This is an introductory session to help prepare you for more in-depth sessions in CHP’s follow up
What Can I Eat? - 3 Hour Interactive Group
“What can I eat?” is the #1 question asked by people with diabetes when they are diagnosed. Many people mistakenly believe that having diabetes means they can no longer eat any carbohydrates. No fruit, pasta, rice, bread, and more. But that’s far from the truth… Because carbohydrates break down into glucose, they have the greatest impact on your blood glucose level. To help control your blood sugar, you may need to learn to calculate the amount of carbohydrates you are eating so that you can adjust the dose of insulin accordingly. It’s important to keep track of the amount of carbohydrates in each meal or snack.
How Can I Take Control? 2 Hour Interactive Group
Controlling your diabetes is a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly challenge, but the effort is worth it. Our bodies respond better to lifestyle changes early in the disease process, rather than allowing uncontrolled diabetes to go on for a few years before getting serious about taking care of the condition. Managing diabetes is like a three-way balancing act: The medicines you take (insulin or pills), the food you eat, and the amount of exercise you get all need to be in sync. You’ll live better longer with less risk of problems from diabetes like heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, even blindness. This session will provide strategies and techniques that are proven to be best practices to taking control of the disease.
How Do I Stay on Track? - 2 Hour Interactive Group
This session is designed to discuss best practice activities that and are within your budget and concepts and techniques that are focused to help you stick with it. Select a few things that keep you moving (aerobic exercise like walking or swimming) and a few that help you build muscles (like using weight machines or walking with light weights). You will be introduced to some of the best in industry to help you manage a long-term strategy to stay on track and take control.