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Wisdom, Power, Control Diabetes Management Class

After a capacity first class, the Galveston County Health District (GCHD) is happy to continue its free diabetes self-management program. The second 7-week Wisdom, Power, Control program begins June 7.

“We knew there was a need for a program like this in the community, but we were still pleasantly surprised the first class filled up so quickly, said Eileen Dawley, GCHD chief nursing officer.

Wisdom, Power, Control, from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, is for adults over the age of 18 with type 2 diabetes. The program educates and empowers people to better control their diabetes through supportive, engaging, hands-on activities and lessons.

Topics include diabetes myths and facts, how to use a glucometer, eating healthy with diabetes, physical activity and diabetes, medicines and diabetes and preventing diabetes problems.

“Programs like this in the private sector can get fairly pricy,” Dawley continued. “That’s why we’re so happy the partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension allows us to offer this free of charge.”

The weekly two-hour sessions will be held Wednesdays from 3-5 p.m. at the Galveston County Health District WIC training room (9850-B Emmett F Lowry Expressway in Texas City) June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 5, 12, 19.

Participants must register before June 7 by contacting chs@gchd.org or 409-938-2293.

WHAT: FREE Wisdom, Power, Control diabetes self-management program
WHEN: Wednesdays from 3-5 p.m. on June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 5, 12, 19
WHERE: Galveston County Health District WIC classroom (B101.1), located at 9850-B Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City (Enter entrance B, immediately turn right, enter the second door on the left)
WHO: Adults over the age of 18 with type 2 diabetes (family members also welcome)
HOW: Register before June 7 chs@gchd.org or 409-938-2293

 

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