Tuesday, February 19, 2013

[287] Diabetes workshops upcoming in Rutherford County

FOR RELEASE: Feb. 18, 2013
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081, gina.logue@mtsu.edu

Diabetes workshops upcoming in Rutherford County

MURFREESBORO — MTSU will sponsor a free six-session workshop series to help diabetics deal with their illness.

The next series of “Yes I Can” Diabetes Self-Management Workshops is slated for 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays from Feb. 19-March 26 at Third Baptist Church, 410 West McKnight Dr. in Murfreesboro.

Two additional workshop series will be scheduled later this spring and will be announced in the near future.

“Yes I Can” is designed for diabetics and people with pre-diabetes symptoms in Rutherford County and the surrounding middle Tennessee areas. Points of emphasis include healthy eating, exercise, medications, preventing complications, medications, communication skills and more.

The Center for Health and Human Services at MTSU is supervising the workshops, which are funded through a grant from the Tennessee Department of Health.

The sessions are limited to 20 people each. Participants must be 18 years of age or over. A doctor’s referral is not required to attend, though pre-registration is required for both participants and caregivers or support persons.

For more information or to register, contact Cindy Chafin at cynthia.chafin@mtsu.edu or 615-898-5493 or 615-847-3081.


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