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Berlin, Md. – Atlantic General Hospital’s health educators trained in the Stanford University Diabetes Self-Management Workshop will be offering the program throughout our region.

“The hospital has offered an American Diabetes Association-recognized education program for years. This workshop is an extension and supplement to those classes,” says Dawn Denton, AGH Community Education manager at Atlantic General Hospital. “This class is appropriate for those who are newly diagnosed as well as those who have had diabetes for a long time. It is a perfect supplement to other educational programs on the disease.

From the Patient Education Research Center at Stanford University, the Diabetes Self-Management Workshop is a six-week program for people with diabetes and their caregivers.

This workshop is not intended to replace the relationship nor the advice given to a patient by their 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 topics covered in this workshop:

  • 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 of whom have chronic diseases themselves. Classes are interactive and participants learn from each other in a comfortable atmosphere.

There are brainstorming activities, problem solving, discussions and goal setting. The workshop is 6 classes of 2½ hours each. This is a free workshop. Upcoming workshops include:

  • Ocean City Senior Center – Wednesday’s, October 14 through Nov. 18, 9:30 to 12
  • Pocomoke Senior Center – Monday’s, Nov. 2 through Dec. 14, 10:00 to 12:30
  • Selbyville Library – Wednesday’s, Nov. 4 through Dec. 16, 10am to 12:30pm

For more information about the workshop, call Dawn at 410-641-9268.

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