BEND, Ore. -

Do you or someone you know, live with diabetes or pre-diabetes?  Does their diabetes affect their daily life? Workshops to achieve a healthier way of living for people living with diabetes begin on September 9. Workshops will be offered in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties.

Participants will learn techniques and tools to help them deal with the symptoms of diabetes such as:  healthy eating and menu planning; preventing and minimizing complications of diabetes; monitoring blood sugar; strategies for including exercise in your daily routine and getting the most from your health care visit.

The Living Well with Diabetes, sponsored by Living Well Central Oregon, is designed to complement and enhance medical treatment and disease management. The content was developed and approved by patients, doctors, nurses, dietitians and diabetes educators at Stanford University.  Through the series of six classes, participants will learn what they can do to feel better and manage their diabetes more effectively.

One series of classes and the book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, costs each participant a total of $10.

Living Well with Diabetes—

Madras: Tuesdays, September 9 to October 14, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  (Mosaic Medical Clinic)

Redmond: Tuesdays, September 16 to October 21, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Redmond Senior Center)

Bend:  Thursdays, October 2 to November 6, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Deschutes County Health Services)

Prineville:  Tuesdays, October 14 to November 18, 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Mosaic Medical)

La Pine:  Mondays, September 29 to November 3, 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Heart and Home Hospice)

Brought to you by Living Well Central Oregon and Pacific Source Foundation. Living Well Central Oregon is a regional, collaborative initiative that sponsors the Living Well workshops through the cooperation, dedication and support of many of the health and social service organizations throughout Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties.

To receive Living Well with Diabetes class information or to register for classes, please call (541) 322-7446 or visit the Living Well—Central Oregon website at www.livingwellco.org