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Living healthy with chronic conditions

The Living Healthy Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a six-week workshop for people with chronic health problems (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, COPD, etc.), or those that caretake for those with these conditions. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders.

Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, and/or the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, healthy eating, meal planning and carbohydrate counting 6) decision making, and 7) how to evaluate new treatments.

It is the process in which the program is taught that makes it effective. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

The workshop will be held for 6 weeks beginning Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 11-noon in Dogwood Room, EUC. A brief informational session will be held on Oct. 23 from 11-noon in Dogwood for those potentially interested. Class size is limited to 15 people.

For more information, contact healthy_uncg@uncg.edu or 336-334-4131.