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Living Well with Diabetes

Where

Kingston Community Health Centres

263 Weller Ave, Kingston, ON, Canada

When

Thu, Jun 9 1:30pm - Thu, Jul 14 4:00pm

This is a 6 week class, once a week on Wednesdays from 1:30pm to 4:00pm, from June 9 to July 14, 2022.

There is also a 15-30 minute Zoom orientation session on Tuesday, June 7 at 11:30 am (session is obligatory if you are not familiar with Zoom, and highly recommended even if you are). If you are not able to make the session and require help with Zoom, an alternate one-on-one orientation session can be scheduled.

Zoom links and workshop details will be sent to you closer to the date from a “@kchc.ca” email address and not from EventBrite.

Because of the way that we are funded, priority will be given to those living in Southeastern Ontario. If spots remain about a week before the start date, then we will open the session to those living elsewhere in Ontario.

This workshop will be offered via Zoom Meeting. You will need to download the software, but it is free and you do not need an account. You must also be comfortable sharing your video. If you are not comfortable with doing so, please sign up for one of our sessions of an At-Home Kit with Support Calls instead (if none are listed, please feel free to contact us to be placed on a notification list for future ones – [email protected]).

The Living Well with Diabetes Workshop provides information and teaches skills to help manage your diabetes daily, prevent complications, and live healthier. Gain the confidence and motivation to better manage your symptoms and the challenges of living with diabetes.

This FREE workshop is for adults of all ages living with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes as well as their caregivers and family members. Participants meet online in groups of 5 to 12 individuals for 2.5 hours, once a week for 6 weeks, and will also receive a free copy of the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions and the audio CD Relaxation for Mind and Body (availble as a CD or an MP3 download). The workshops are led by two trained leaders who are usually volunteers with diabetes themselves or are close to someone who is.

Participants report improvement in their lifestyle and general health, as well as improved symptom management and better communication with their doctors. They also spend less time in the hospital compared to those who have not taken the workshop.

Classes encourage active participation, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The workshop will not conflict with existing programs or treatment and is designed to enhance regular treatment.

This workshop is an evidence-based self-management program originally developed at Stanford University and currently supported by the Self-Management Resource Center

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