Two classes offered March 3rd, Diabetes specific at 5:30pm in Provo and general class for chronic conditions 10am in American Fork.
PROVO, UTAH (February 9, 2105) -- Would you like to better manage your chronic condition, decrease your pain, decrease you doctors' visits, and enjoy life more? The Utah County Health Department (UCHD), Utah Arthritis Program, and Mountainlands Association is promoting "Living Well with Chronic Conditions," a six class self-management series. Class are tailored for individuals living with a chronic condition or for those who live with someone with a chronic condition, such as asthma, arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer, heart disease, emphysema, depression or chronic pain. The UCHD will also offer a second class specifically focusing on the issues of diabetes and its management. Subjects covered will include: techniques to combat frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; appropriate exercise to maintain and improve strength; appropriate use of medications and proper nutrition; techniques to effectively communicate with family, friends, and health professional and guidelines to evaluate new treatments.
The Living Well with Diabetes class will be held each Tuesday start March 3 at 5:30 p.m. and run through April 7 at the Utah County Health and Justice Building (151 S. University Ave, Provo). The Living Well with Chronic Diseases will also run Tuesdays starting March 3, but at 10 a.m. at the UCHD American Fork Office (599 South 500 East). Both classes are free, but registration is required. For more information or to sign up please call Courtney at 801-851-7512.