The Diabetes Self-Management Workshop is a 6 week workshop designed to help people manage their medical condition and also maintain their ability to complete everyday tasks. When facing a chronic illness the most important things to do are to understand the condition and respond to it by becoming a skilled self-manager on a continuing basis.
The Workshop helps participants understand and gives them information about:
• Understanding and monitoring Diabetes
• Healthy Eating Suggestions/Reading Nutrition Labels
• Preventing Low Blood Sugar
• Preventing/Delaying Complications
• Preparing Low Fat meals
• Physical Activity and Exercise
• Dealing with Stress
• Medication Usage
• Action Planning
Taught by specially trained leaders, the program covers a new topic each week and provides opportunities for interaction and group problem solving. If you are interested in more information on this program, please call Carol Brandon, UT Extension Agent, at the Claiborne County Extension Office at 423-626-3742
A program designed for people with diabetes and their family members. A series of classes that includes: learning how to manage diabetes, food demonstrations, and tasting of healthy foods. Classes are taught by Extension educators and other partners.
Who can participate?
People with diabetes and their family members, caregivers, and support persons can enroll in either program.There is a small fee for the class to purchase supplies for the 4 session class.  Claiborne County Extension is committed to increasing the understanding of diabetes, thus closing the gap between the way diabetes is viewed by Tennesseans and the way it should be viewed - as a serious, common, costly, yet controllable disease.

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Take Charge of Your Diabetes              

Class starts April 13, 2020 at Tazewell Senior Citizens Center.

​Dining With Diabetes

Class starts October 9, 2020, location to be determined.


Contact Us!

Carol Brandon
Extension Agent
(423) 626-3742

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