Friday, February 2, 2018

FREE Diabetes Self-Management Program workshops

Eddy County Cooperative Extension Services announces a series of free Diabetes Self-Management Program workshops. DSMP is a workshop for people with or at risk for diabetes. It teaches the skills needed in the day-to-day management of Diabetes and to maintain and/or increase life’s activities. The program is designed to help people gain self-confidence with their ability to control their symptoms and learn how their health problems affect their lives. The Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) is an evidence-based self-management workshop originally developed at Stanford University. The small group workshops are six weeks long, meeting once a week for two-and-a-half hours and are led by a pair of Trained Leaders. The meetings are highly interactive, focusing on building skills, sharing experiences and support. Participants learn how to make weekly action plans and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out the self-management program. Diabetes Self-Management Classes will be held each Tuesday beginning February 6 through March 13, 2018 from 2:00-4:30 p.m at the Eddy County Extension Office, 1304 W. Stevens St. For additional information and registration, call Jennah McKinley at 575-887-6595.