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Free Diabetes Workshops

ATLANTA July 15, 2013 --The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is launching a workshop series that helps to manage the challenges of living with diabetes. For adults with type 2 diabetes, Better Choices, Better Health addresses concerns like knowing how and when to eat, avoiding complications and getting support from friends and family. 

Developed and tested at Stanford University, the Better Choices, Better Health workshop series will help participants with diabetes understand how to eat while still making it enjoyable, monitor and manage their blood sugar, start or maintain a regular exercise program, communicate better with family, friends, and their medical teams, and design their own self-management programs.

The workshop is open to anyone who is 18 years or older with type 2 diabetes. There is no cost for the program.

Workshops are available in person and online. In-person workshops meet once a week for six weeks at the same day and time. Participants meet in small groups at metro Atlanta locations. Learn more and register by calling Jennifer Rewkowski at the Y, 866-202-1926.

The online workshops are a confidential way to interact with peers online.  Participate from home or anywhere with Internet access. Learn more and register at http://diabetes.selfmanage.org.

The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and connect. Visit http://www.ymcaatlanta.org or call 404-588-YMCA (9622).

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