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Diabetes Education
JK - Thu Apr 29, 2010 @ 07:01AM
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Diabetes can be a difficult disease for our clients to manage on a day-to-day basis.

Two of our volunteer nurses, Shelley & Sandra, have completed training to be facilitators for the Diabetes Conversation MapĀ® program which enables adults to take an active role in their own health education. Our clients with diabetes have expressed a tremendous desire to participate.

At each meeting the nurses use visual tools to engage a small group of diabetic patients in discussions about key topics in diabetes. The sessions focus on participant-directed discussions and shared problem-solving. By participating in the learning, these adults formulate behavior changes needed for better health and diabetes management.

Live Oak Clinic offers two Diabetes Conversation Map sessions a month; one for Spanish speakers & one for English speakers.

Learn more about the program at the Healthy Interactions website.

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