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 Thursday, July 10, and will continue on Thursdays July 17, July 24, Aug. 7, Aug. 14 and conclude Aug. 21.
The 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 Monday July 7.
There is no cost for the sessions, but class size is limited. The instructors will be Kaye Smith, UT Extension Bradley County agent, and Joyce Clem of the Tennessee Department of Health.
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, role of medications, physical activity, reading nutrition labels and more.