SULLIVAN -- Diabetes is on the rise, but can be a very manageable illness. If you or someone you care for has diabetes or is pre-diabetic, why not learn how to more effectively “take charge” and live an active and fulfilling life?

Take Charge of Your Diabetes: The Diabetes Self-Management Program is designed to teach diabetics tools and techniques to help them become better health managers. The University of Illinois Extension and Moultrie County Counseling Center will be providing this program locally. Classes will be offered Tuesday afternoons starting Nov. 7 – Dec. 12, from 10 a.m–noon at the VFW on 1132 State Hwy 32 in Sullivan.

Classes are highly interactive, and will be taught by certified trainers. Subjects covered include healthy eating, stress management, exercise and physical activity, carb counting, monitoring blood sugar, medication management, working effectively with medical providers and much more. There is no cost for participants who complete the series due to funding by the U.S. Administration on Community Living.

To register, contact the Moultrie County Counseling Center at 217-729-4358 or the Extension office at 217-543-3755. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact the Extension office.

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