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Category: Living Well Published on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 10:22 Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) is hosting a free health workshop in Detroit from July 10 to August 14 to help individuals with diabetes improve their health and manage their symptoms. The Diabetes Personal Action Toward Health (Diabetes PATH) class will meet on Wednesdays from 10:00am to 12:30pm at Whole Foods Market Detroit, located at 115 Mack Ave.
The Diabetes PATH workshop provides information and skills to adults with type 2 diabetes so they are better equipped to face the daily challenges of living with their condition. Workshops are conducted by two trained leaders (one or both of whom have diabetes themselves) who hold informal, small group discussions and provide easy-to-understand course materials. Facilitators discuss ways to deal with symptoms of diabetes, cope with fatigue and pain, eat healthy and plan meals, use medications wisely, monitor blood sugar, work with your physician, and benefit from physical activity. Participants also learn about self-help tools that can enhance daily activities. They are encouraged to practice the skills they learn by making weekly action plans and helping each other reach the goals they set.
The Diabetes PATH program is appropriate for people who are newly diagnosed as well as those who have been living with type 2 diabetes for years and their caregivers. It has been proven in studies to reduce symptoms and physician visits as well as increase self-management abilities and communication with doctors.
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