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Learn how to thrive with diabetes and not simply survive.

Are you diabetic?

Want to regain control of your life?

Want to learn ways to manage your symptoms?

Would you like to connect with people like you who live with diabetes daily?

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Join a Take Charge of Your Diabetes workshop

Take Charge of Your Diabetes was developed by Stanford University and has a successful track record of changing lives.

  • Take Charge of Your Diabetes workshops help you regain control of your life and do the things that matter to you. Many participants feel calmer, less worried and more confident about managing their health after completing the workshop.
  • Take Charge of Your Diabetes workshops can help you learn to better manage your diabetes in order to feel better, have more energy and get relief from pain, fatigue and other symptoms.
  • Take Charge of Your Diabetes workshops connect you with others. You will meet new people, share what you know and come up with new ways to address your health conditions.

AgeOptions provides two Take Charge of Your Diabetes program options. Choose the program that is best for you.

Take Charge of Your Diabetes Basic – A seven-week workshop consisting of weekly two-and-a-half hour sessions. Each class is led by two certified facilitators.

Take Charge of Your Diabetes Plus – An eight-week workshop for participants who are referred by a doctor and have Medicare or other insurance. This program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Classes are held weekly for two-and-a-half hours per week. This workshop also includes two individual assessments conducted by an AgeOptions registered dietitian. During the initial assessment, our dietitian assists participants in identifying educational goals to better manage their diabetes. A follow-up assessment in the eighth week looks at future needs and includes developing ongoing plans for self management.

For more information: Call AgeOptions at (708)383-0258 or email takecharge@ageoptions.org