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Emerson Hospital offers new diabetes education class

Concord – Emerson Hospital will offer a series of four group diabetes education classes in January and February. Called conversation mapping, the class is an interactive way for patients to learn more about diabetes.

A conversation map is a series of images and metaphors on a tabletop display that health care professionals use to engage groups of patients in dialogue around a health care topic. In conversation mapping, patients participate in interactive activities to identify facts and myths about the health care topic and uncover information related to the health condition, ultimately resulting in behavior change.

Classes will take place in a four-part series in the conference room at Emerson’s Integrative Health & Wellness Center, 310 Baker Avenue Extension in Concord. Classes run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the dates listed below, with each session covering a different conversation map.

January 24  – On the Road to Better Manage Your Diabetes covers basic concepts a diabetic patient needs to know in relation to diabetes and managing the disease.

January 31  – Diabetes and Healthy Eating engages participants in a more detailed discussion about the connection between food and diabetes, and the importance of healthy eating as it relates to managing diabetes.

February 7 – Monitoring Your Blood Glucose discusses the importance of monitoring blood glucose, managing high and low blood glucose, and how to use the results to better manage diabetes.

February 14 – Continuing Your journey with Diabetes explains more complex concepts related to diabetes, including the natural course of diabetes, current medicine options for people with diabetes, what insulin is and how it works, long-term complications associated with diabetes, and the ABCs: A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Space is limited. For more information and to register, call 978-287-8590.

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