The program is designed to help individuals take charge of their day-to-day responsibility for their diabetes care.
Participants will develop skills necessary to self-manage their diabetes and work more effectively with their health care professionals.
The six-week course will begin on Sept. 30 and will continue Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28, concluding Nov. 4. Class times will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at the UT Extension-Bradley County offices, 95 Church St. S.E., in downtown Cleveland.
To register or learn more about the program, call the UT Extension office at 728-7001 by Sept. 26. There is no cost for the sessions but class size is limited. The UT Extension–Bradley County instructors will be Kaye Smith and Joyce Clem.
Topics will cover common problems associated with diabetes, self-management tools, blood sugar monitoring and healthy eating, prevention and delaying of diabetes complications, dealing with stress and depression, the role of medications, physical activity, reading nutrition labels and more.