Do you have diabetes?  Would you like to learn how to keep track of your blood sugar, prevent complications, eat healthy, be more physically active, and learn relaxation techniques to cope with stress?  The Rockland County Department of Health is offereing a free six-session workshop series called Living Well With Diabetes, starting in September. 

“Together with other people who have diabetes, you’ll learn and practice ways to take care of yourself and enjoy life. Most importantly, the workshop will  help you gain control of your diabetes so it does not control you, through action plans and support from your peers,” said Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, Rockland County Commissioner of Health .

Check out the workshops at the following locations:

Place: King’s Daughters Public Library, 10 West Ramapo Road in Garnerville

Day and Time: Mondays from 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Dates: September 8 to October 20 (No class on October 13, Columbus Day)


Place: Helen Hayes Hospital, 51-55 Route 9W in West Haverstraw

Day and Time: Thursdays, from 10:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Dates: September 18 to October 23

These workshops are open to the public. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  For more information or to reserve your spot, contact the Department of Health 845-364-2501.

All participants will receive a copy of the companion book, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” and the relaxation CD, “A Time for Healing.”

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