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Free Workshop Offered to Spokane Residents with Type 2 Diabetes

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Inland Northwest Health Services is offering a free workshop to Spokane residents with type 2 diabetes and their families and caretakers are encouraged to participate too. The program is a diabetes self-management program called "Living Well with Diabetes." The program intends to help area residents with type 2 diabetes learn the tools needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle like dealing with the symptoms of diabetes, appropriate physical activity to improve strength and endurance and eating healthy foods.  

"Participants are able to share their stories, make action plans and help one another overcome some of the obstacles of having type 2 diabetes," ?said Emily Fleury, director of INHS Community Wellness and Health Training.

The Diabetes Self-Management workshop is 2 ½ hours once a week for six weeks. Workshops are hosted in community settings like community centers and libraries and are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are peer leaders with diabetes themselves. 

INHS Community Wellness is offering the program for the next 12 months. To learn more about how to participate, or to sign up, please visit: https://courseregistration.inhs.org/ or call (509)232-8138. 

The following workshops are available: 

Fridays starting 10/23 at 1:30 pm, Corbin Senior Center

  • Saturdays starting 10/24 at 9:30 am, East Central Community Center
  • Fridays starting 10/30 at 1:30 pm, Northeast Community Center
  • Fridays starting 11/6 at 1:30 pm, Indian Trail Public Library
  • Saturdays starting 11/7 at 9:30 am, West Central Community Center

This project was supported by funds from the Group Health Research Institute Pathways to Diabetes Self-Care Project.

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