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No-cost diabetes self-management classes beginning in September

Health Department to offer six- week courses in Marengo, Crystal Lake and Huntley

Post Date:08/14/2018 8:56 AM

Contact Keri Zaleski
815-334-4456; cell 815-236-3238

WOODSTOCK IL – In September the McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) is offering three Self-Management courses for Type II Diabetes.  Classes are available in Marengo, Crystal Lake and Huntley.  Each class session is two and a half hours in length and runs for six weeks. 

Developed by Stanford University, the “Take Charge of Your Diabetes” self-management workshops focus on improving physical activity, individual action steps and nutrition.  Registration is currently open for classes beginning September 10 in Marengo (a.m. class), September 19 in Crystal Lake (evening class) or September 25 in Huntley (a.m. class).  Information and registration are available online at www.mcdh.info or by calling Carol Waggoner, R.N. at 815-334-4580.  Class size is limited.

Carol Waggoner, an RN Health Educator for the MCDH Community Health Program, oversees the classes.  According to Carol, “The Health Department wants to make it easier for people with diabetes or prediabetes to participate in lifestyle change programs, helping to improve their overall health.

Participants must be 18 years of age and either be at risk for or diagnosed with Type II Diabetes.  Caregivers for someone with Type II Diabetes are also eligible.  Classes will help participants set weekly goals, brainstorm tips for meeting those goals and provide resources for managing diabetes.

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