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8/14/2014 - Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point to Hold Diabetes Self-Management Workshop in Collaboration with CARES

August 14, 2014

Tampa Bay/Hudson, FL – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point announces that it will hold a diabetes self-management workshop on Thursdays from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the Shoreline Cafeteria at RMCBP, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson, Florida, beginning September 18 through October 23. The diabetes self-management workshop is given 2-1/2 hours once a week for six weeks.

Subjects covered include:

Techniques to deal with symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear, and frustration

  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance
  • Healthy eating
  • Appropriate use of medication
  • Working more effectively with healthcare providers

Participants will make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program. Physicians and other health professionals both at Stanford and in the community have reviewed all materials in the course and it has proven to be effective in enhancing the quality of life for those dealing with type II diabetes.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. For information and to register call 727-869-5498 or toll free 1-888-741-5119.

About CARES

This class will be taught by an instructor from CARES (Community Aging and Retirement Services, Inc.). CARES is a charitable, not for profit 501(c) (3) corporation that provides quality and caring services to meet the needs of older persons and their families in West Central Florida, helping to improve the quality of life and independence for seniors through health, social and support services. For more information, go to www.caresfl.org.

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