Take Charge of Your Diabetes is an evidence-based program developed by Stanford University's Patient Education Research Center. Participant results have shown improvement in health outcomes, better quality of life and reduced disease complications. Due to improved self-management of diabetes and other chronic conditions, these classes can also help to reduce health care costs.
Through the workshops, participants learn a variety of self-management tools such as:
Exercise, flexibility and endurance
Blood sugar monitoring
Working with your doctor
Problem solving around the ongoing health condition
Brainstorming and other techniques
AgeOptions is one of our 13 Area Agencies on Aging that service our seniors throughout the state.