Many people who manage diabetes on a daily basis find themselves on a roller coaster ride of emotions. One day they may feel frustrated, because their blood sugar levels are out of control, or because the foods they once ate now have to be modified or better controlled. Another day they worry about future complications or they feel an extreme sense of guilt, as they wonder if the decisions they made last night at the holiday party caused those high blood sugar levels this morning. It’s a vicious cycle. And yet … There are good days, when they are on top of the world: They had a good doctor’s visit or their A1C is within a good range and they’re starting to realize how food, physical activity, and stress affect their blood sugar levels.
Feeling this way about diabetes is understandable, and it’s natural for anyone that has been diagnosed with an ongoing health condition.
The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ARDC) will hold a Healthy Living with Diabetes program on Wednesdays, Oct. 26- Nov. 30 from 9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in Merrill.
This class provides an opportunity to learn more about diabetes, some of the tools that can help keep blood sugar levels in range, how to practice self care, get the support needed from healthcare professionals, and talk with friends, family, and others who manage diabetes. Learn how to take action, keep up to date on new/existing treatment options, and pay attention to signals from the body and how it responds to certain foods, physical activity, stress, or lack of sleep.
Pre-registration is required. Call the ADRC-CW at 888.486.9545 for more information or to pre-register.