Sometimes having diabetes is no FUN!! Do you ever feel overwhelmed about everything you have to do to take care of your diabetes? Are your family members or friends acting like the ‘diabetes police’ – telling you what you should and should not do?
Learning more about diabetes and attending a Diabetes PATH program can help you take care of your diabetes and stay healthy. Developed by Stanford University, the Diabetes PATH program can help you make changes that are important to you to better manage your diabetes. Studies have shown that attending the Diabetes PATH program can help you:
· Feel better
· Talk more easily with your health care providers about your diabetes
· Make food choices that help keep your blood sugar in a healthy range.
What is Diabetes PATH?
· Program that meets once a week for 6 weeks.
· Designed for people with diabetes, their families and care givers.
· Covers diabetes self-management topics such as healthy eating, physical activity, sick day management, foot care, medications, managing high and low blood sugars, and working with health care providers.
· Helps people set action plans to achieve their personal goals
· Works with regular medical care like Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Self-Management Education; it does not replace any services.
Where do I find a Diabetes PATH program?
· It is offered in many places across the U.P., often in the spring and fall.
· Call 2-1-1 for information about programs in your areas.
· Diabetes PATH is FREE in most areas.