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Diabetes PATH (Personal Action Toward Health)

Location: Wayne County
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) is hosting a free health workshop in Inkster from January 29 to March 5 to help diabetic individuals improve their health. The Diabetes Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) class will meet on Tuesdays from 10:00am to 12:30pm at Dozier Recreation Center, located at 2025 Middlebelt.

The Diabetes PATH workshop provides information and skills to adults with type 2 diabetes so they are better equipped to face the daily challenges of living with their condition. Workshops are conducted by two trained leaders (one or both of whom have diabetes themselves) who hold informal, small group discussions and provide easy-to-understand course materials. Facilitators discuss ways to deal with symptoms of diabetes, cope with fatigue and pain, eat healthy, use medications wisely, and benefit from physical activity. Participants also learn about self-help tools that can enhance daily activities. They are encouraged to practice the skills they learn by making weekly action plans and helping each other reach the goals they set.

The Diabetes PATH program is appropriate for people who are newly diagnosed as well as those who have been living with type 2 diabetes for years and caregivers. It has been proven in studies to reduce symptoms and physician visits as well as increase self-management abilities and communication with doctors.

Registration for Diabetes PATH is required and space is limited. To register for this program, please call Octavia Davis at (313) 561-5100, ext. 124. To learn more about Diabetes PATH, or find other Diabetes PATH classes currently held by the NKFM in Michigan, visit www.nkfm.org/diabetes-path.

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