Event date: 12/1/2022 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Export event
Diabetes Management Class Forming Now
Ashley Jowett

Diabetes Management Class Forming Now

BENNINGTON, VT—November 8, 2022— Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease that causes painful and debilitating complications like nerve damage, kidney disease, heart failure, and eye problems, to name a few. Learning more about diabetes and how to make important changes can help prevent these serious problems. The Diabetes Education department at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and the Vermont Blueprint for Health have teamed up to provide a Diabetes Self-Management Workshop starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2022, virtually via Zoom.

The workshop offered to small groups by a specially trained leader. It is for people with type 2 diabetes. Classes meet once a week for 6 weeks. Each session is 2 ½ hours long. Through the workshop, participants will get the support they need to manage diabetes.

The program is designed to help with:

  • Problem solving and action planning
  • Healthy eating
  • Exercise
  • Monitoring blood sugar
  • Managing stress
  • Handling sick days

People who complete the class say they see big improvements. They are able to eat better, feel less depressed, and have better relationships with their doctors.

Those interested should call Joanne Lemay at 802-747-3768 or visit https://www.myhealthyvt.org/ to learn more.

About SVHC:
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, healthcare system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care is among the most lauded small rural health systems in the nation. It is the recipient of the American Hospital Association’s 2020 Rural Hospital Leadership Award. In addition, SVMC ranked fourth nationwide for the value of care it provides by the Lown Institute Hospital Index in 2020 and is a five-time recipient of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. The health system is fortunate to have the support of platinum-level corporate sponsor Mack, a leading supplier of contract manufacturing services and injection molded plastic parts based in Arlington, VT.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center provides exceptional care without discriminating on the basis of an individual’s age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.

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