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Online Diabetes Self-Management Program for 60 and Older

December 27, 2021

The Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging is sponsoring the nationally recognized Diabetes Self-Management Program for those 60 and older who either have Diabetes or care for someone with Diabetes.

This program will be held online, Fridays from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. beginning January 21st and will run through February 25th, 2022.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s recently released 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report identifies Diabetes among U.S. adults age 65 and over as high as 26.8% or approximately one in four seniors having Diabetes. The World Health Organization notes that people with Diabetes can live long, healthy lives when their Diabetes is detected and well-managed.

This proven evidence-based program was developed at Stanford University and is used internationally to help and empower those who have Diabetes live healthier, feel better, and enjoy life. The American Diabetes Association identifies this program as meeting the Diabetes Support Initiative criteria for support programming.

Program costs including the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions are covered by COSA so the program is FREE, however class size is limited. Registration is mandatory.

To register, contact Ellen Williams at  williamse@co.delaware.pa.us or call 610-499-1937.

Last modified: December 22, 2021

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