SARANAC LAKE - Self-management is a vital tool to help juggle the many decisions faced by those living with diabetes.
Whether it is understanding blood glucose targets, monitoring of glucose, balancing a diet and exercise to achieve a healthy weight, or taking multiple medications or insulin throughout the day, it takes effort to live well with diabetes. To successfully balance these tasks, developing management skills can help people living with diabetes have a full life, free of complications. There are knowledgeable professionals to guide and coach people with diabetes to develop effective decision-making skills.
On Sept. 21, Adirondack Medical Center, a member of Adirondack Health, will again present its six-week Diabetes Self-Management Education Program. Taught by an interdisciplinary staff of four physicians, a pharmacist, physical therapist, three registered nurses and a dietitian/certified diabetes educator, this comprehensive program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association. It is designed for the person recently diagnosed with diabetes, as well as those who are trying to fine tune their management skills.
The program meets every Wednesday for six weeks from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Redfield Board Room at AMC in Saranac Lake. A physician referral is needed for insurance, Medicaid and/or Medicare coverage. Scholarships are available through the AMC Foundation. Call 518-897-2611 for information or to register.
For more information about the programs and services of Adirondack Health, log onto www.adirondackhealth.org.