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Free Live Well with Diabetes 6 Week Phone Workshop

Contact:  Kristie D’Averso, Naugatuck Valley Health District

Phone:  203-881-3255 x107

Email: kdaverso@nvhd.org

Free Live Well with Diabetes Telephone Workshop Starts January 19

The Naugatuck Valley Health District is now offering an in-home version of the popular Live Well with Diabetes workshop for adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes in the comfort of their home without having to use technology beyond the telephone. This program helps them learn new skills to manage their diabetes.  Once a week for six weeks, a trained Live Well leader will facilitate the one-hour group phone calls to help enhance the experience and to alleviate social isolation during this time. Participants will learn about healthy eating, high and low blood sugar, being active, sick day guidelines, tips for dealing with stress, foot care, making weekly action plans, and how to set small and achievable goals. Participants will be mailed a toolkit at no cost consisting of the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, an instruction booklet and an exercise CD.

Class size is limited to six participants, and pre-registration is required. Participants must be willing to share their name, address and phone number so the toolkit can be mailed directly to them and the leader can place the weekly group call. All participants will receive a $25 gift cards for completing the class! A new group is starting on Thursday mornings from 10-11am from January 19 through February 23. To sign up, contact Kristie at 203-881-3255 x107 or kdaverso@nvhd.org.

Live Well is sponsored by The Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, State Unit on Aging and Connecticut Department of Public Health through grants from the Administration on Aging and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Generous support is also provided by a grant from the Valley Community Foundation. Live Well with Diabetes is an evidence-based self-management program developed at Stanford University.

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