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 Monday, June 2.

This is the only offering before September. By fall, 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—First class offered:

Bend

Mondays, June 2 to July 7, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  (Deschutes County Health Services at 2577 NE Courtney Dr. in Bend)

Living Well Central Oregon is a regional, collaborative initiative that sponsors the Chronic Disease Self-Management programs developed at Stanford 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 class information or to register for classes, please call (541) 322-7430 or visit the Living Well—Central Oregon website at www.livingwellco.org .