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Free, virtual Diabetes Self-Management Program starts Thursday, Feb. 22

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Beginning on Thursday, Feb. 22, Montgomery County residents can participate in a free community-based Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP), presented by the Department of Health and Human Services. This 6-week program will be held virtually from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Thursday.

The DSMP program was created at Stanford University and is a nationally recognized diabetes prevention and management program. The program provides education on the physical aspect of managing diabetes and the emotional aspect. It is designed to improve an individual’s average blood sugar level (A1C) and reduce complications associated with diabetes.

Workshop topics will include improving food choices, increasing physical activity and practicing coping skills to maintain nutrition and a healthy weight while enhancing problem-solving and decision-making skills for a fulfilling lifestyle.

Individuals with diabetes or caregivers of people with diabetes can register here for the DSMP program or by calling Kiera Abdul at 443-750-4267 or T’Kia Pearson at 240-777-1244.

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