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Cooley Dickinson Offers Program for Managing Diabetes and Prediabetes

NORTHAMPTON — Have you been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes? Has your doctor suggested you may be at risk for developing prediabetes? You can learn how to change your lifestyle to prevent or better manage diabetes and its side effects.

Through structured exercise, nutrition and meal planning, behavioral support, and medication management, the Step Up program offered at Cooley Dickinson Hospital helps participants gain and maintain healthy lifestyles. Program participants are given tools and resources to help them manage their health for lifelong success. The program includes group meetings, weekly exercise clinics, and educational workshops.

The Step Up program is for people 18 years or older who have diabetes or prediabetes. The cost of the program is $75 for one 12-week session, plus nine monthly follow-up meetings once the 12 weeks are complete.

The 2019 start dates are Tuesday, Jan. 22 or Tuesday, Sept. 3. The program is held at 5:15 p.m. in the Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Diabetes Center, second-floor conference room, 22 Atwood Dr., Northampton.

Space is limited. For more information or to register, call the Diabetes Center at (413) 586-1601.