This grant and programming will assist in promoting National Diabetes Awareness Month in November and Diabetes Alert Day in March each year. Southern Seven has established a Diabetes Resource Team and updated the Diabetes Resource Guide developed through the Jackson County Diabetes group for Southern Illinois to include the seven-county region. The grant will also provide free glucose screening in some locations as well as provide Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) classes. The DSMP through Stanford University is a six-week one time weekly program which meets for 2 ½ hours to learn more about the self-management of this chronic disease.
Regarding chronic disease, we also offer a class for those experiencing a chronic disease or taking care of someone with a chronic disease. The chronic disease class or CDSMP program, is an interactive course that will provide you with the necessary tools to help overcome daily challenges to help you maintain an active and fulfilling life. You’ll get the support you need, find practical ways to deal with pain, fatigue, and other symptoms, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health.
The CDSMP through Stanford University is a six week one time weekly program which meets for 2 ½ hours, just like the DSMP class. A workbook and a relaxation CD will be provided to participants for each class. Southern Seven has trained staff to provide these classes as well as other classes in the region.
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