Rutland Regional Medical Center is offering a free six-week diabetes self-management workshop at Templewood Court on Tremont Street in Rutland starting on Friday, March 6. The Diabetes Self-Management Workshop, a part of Vermont’s free Healthier Living Workshop series, is a free six-week program starting that provides practical ways to handle the challenges of diabetes. Additional classes will be held on March 13, 20 and 27 and April 3 and 10. Classes are held 9:30 am to 12 pm and pre-registration is required. Register online for this program, or call 802.773.9888 ext. 22.
Over 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, equal to 9.3 percent of the total population. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Diabetes can be treated and managed by healthful eating, regular physical activity, and medications to lower blood glucose levels. Patient education and self-care practices also are important aspects of disease management that help people with diabetes stay healthy.
The six-week sessions help participants learn to set goals and break goals into small steps, week by week. All workshops cover nutrition, exercise, stress management, managing medicines, setting realistic goals, and planning for the future. While the workshop does not take the place of existing programs or treatment plans, it is helpful in giving participants the skills needed to coordinate and manage their health.
Healthier Living Workshops are an initiative of the Community Health Team at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Rutland Regional provides free services and educational programming as a key support for the continuing health of our community.
About Rutland Regional Medical Center
Established in 1896, Rutland Regional is the second largest hospital in Vermont and is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals.
Nationally Recognized Care
At Rutland Regional, our commitment to quality patient care has been recognized locally and nationally by becoming the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. Rutland Regional has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures and was honored with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group an independent industry watchdog, in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.