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CCH to host Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP™)

GILLETTE, WY – The Campbell County Health Diabetes Education program is offering another session of Get DEEP™ Into Diabetes on October 1, 15, 29; November 13 and 26; and December 10 from 5:15-7:15 pm at the Campbell County Public Library, 2101 S. 4-J Road in Gillette, Wyoming. Class is limited to 15 participants.

Taught by CCH professionals, the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP™) is a free, six-week program for community members who either have diabetes, or care for or support someone who has diabetes. The two-hour classes provide free self-management education so people are empowered to improve and maintain their quality of life with diabetes. This course does not provide formal diabetes education or develop personalized medical plans.

Courses will include information on the following topics:

  • Understanding the human body and its relation to diabetes
  • Understanding risk factors for diabetes
  • Monitoring your body
  • Physical activity and diabetes
  • Controlling diabetes through nutrition
  • Identification and prevention of diabetes complications
  • Learning about medications and medical care
  • Living with a chronic disease: mobilizing family and friends

Registration is required. Call 307-688-3615 for more information. Learn more at www.cchwyo.org/DEEP. This class is made possible with support from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health.

CCH also offers a Diabetes Support Group that meets monthly on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30-8 pm in the Ground Floor Conference Room by the Campbell County Memorial Hospital Cafeteria, 501 S. Burma Avenue in Gillette. Topics for the support group will include recipe modifications and food choices, medication challenges, preventing complications, exercise and emotional issues. Topics and information is available at www.cchwyo.org/diabetessg.

Campbell County Health’s Diabetes Education program is nationally recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Learn more at www.cchwyo.org/diabetes, click here for the flyer.