Atlantic General Hospital Offers New Diabetes Education Class

06-24-2014
Evidence-based class series is free to community members

A new chronic disease self-management workshop has been added to the list of Atlantic General Hospital’s education opportunities. From the Stanford University Patient Education Research Center, the Diabetes Self-Management Workshop is a six-week program for diabetics and their caregivers. This workshop is not intended to replace the relationship nor the advice given to a patient by his or her physician. It is designed to help those affected by diabetes better manage their disease. It helps participants cope with challenges and lifestyle changes imposed by diabetes. Some of the activities covered in this workshop are:

• Healthy Eating
• Preventing Low Blood Sugar: Hypoglycemia
• Preventing or Delaying Complications
• Problem Solving
• Physical Activity and Exercise
• Reading Nutrition Labels
• Foot Care
• Dealing with Stress
• Communication Skills

This workshop is facilitated by two specially trained leaders, one or both having chronic diseases themselves. Classes are interactive and participants learn from each other in a comfortable atmosphere. The workshop is 6 classes of 2 ½ hours each. This is a free workshop.


The Details:
Healthy Living with Diabetes
Free six-week workshop
Tuesdays, July 15 – August 19, 2014
1 – 3:30 p.m.
The Parke at Ocean Pines; Grand Hall Room

While the class is free, preregistration is necessary. Please contact Laura Small at 410-629-6820 to register.

About Atlantic General Hospital
Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md., combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, retina surgery and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic center. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org .
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