Free “Wisdom, Power, Control” Diabetes Self-Management Program

Post Date:03/11/2017 11:15 AM

The Galveston County Health District (GCHD) is happy to partner with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to offer Wisdom, Power, Control, a free 7-week diabetes self-management program starting in April.

The program, for adults over the age of 18 with type 2 diabetes, educates and empowers people to better control their diabetes through supportive, engaging, hands-on activities and lessons.

“This great program through Texas A&M will offer potentially life-saving diabetes management information,” said Eileen Dawley, GCHD chief nursing officer. “Not only is this program beneficial to those managing their own diabetes, it’s also a source of great information for the families of those with diabetes.”

The aim of Wisdom, Power, Control is to empower participants with lifestyle skills to better control their diabetes. 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.

“Partnerships like this help us at the health district to expand our ability to offer programs and services that help protect and promote the optimal health and well-being of our community,” Dawley continued.

The weekly two-hour sessions will be held Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. at the Galveston County Health District WIC training room (9850-B Emmett F Lowry Expressway in Texas City) April 5,12,19, 26 and May 3,10,17. Wisdom, Power, Control is facilitated by two registered nurses.

Participants must register before April 5 by contacting Kelly Kanon at kkanon@gchd.org or 409-938-2293 or Claudina Prince at cprince@gchd.org or 409-938-2412.

WHAT: FREE Wisdom, Power, Control diabetes self-management program
WHEN: Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. on April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17
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 April 5 by contacting Kelly Kanon at kkanon@gchd.org or 409-938-2293 or Claudina Prince at cprince@gchd.org or 409-938-2412

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