The Barrington Area Council on Aging, in partnership with AgeOptions, will offer "Take Charge of Your Diabetes" a health education class for adults 55 and over.
The class will emphasize diabetes Type II self-management, but it's appropriate for anyone who is interested in better health or losing weight.
The six-week class will be from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays, April 2-May 7, at The Garlands, 1000 Garlands Lane, 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; for 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 www.bacoa.org.