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updated: 8/16/2013 9:23 PM

Take charge of your diabetes with BACOA

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Submitted by Barrington Area Council on Aging

The Barrington Area Council on Aging, in partnership with AgeOptions, will offer "Take Charge of Your Diabetes," a free health education class for adults 55 and over.

The six-week class will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 23-Sept. 27, at the Lutheran Church of the Atonement, 909 E. Main St., Barrington.

The program uses the Stanford University Patient Education Research Center's Diabetes Self-Management Program which has proved successful for diabetes management. Topics covered in the six-week class will include decision-making and problem-solving skills; exercise, managing fatigue, managing pain and stress, nutrition and communications. Medication and treatment decisions will also be discussed.

The program is free, but registration is required; for more information or to register, call Diane in Social Services at BACOA at (847) 381-5030.

The Barrington Area Council on Aging, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization. Its mission is to serve seniors, family caregivers and the community. Visit the website at