The McHenry County Department of Health is offering three self-management courses for Type II diabetes in September. Classes are available in Marengo, Crystal Lake and Huntley. Each session is 2½ hours and runs for six weeks.
Developed by Stanford University, the “Take Charge of Your Diabetes” self-management workshops focus on improving physical activity, individual action steps and nutrition.
Registration is open for classes beginning Sept. 10 in Marengo (morning class), Sept. 19 in Crystal Lake (evening class) or Sept. 25 in Huntley (morning class). Information and registration are available online at www.mcdh.info or by calling Carol Waggoner at 815-334-4580. Class size is limited.
Waggoner, a registered nurse health educator for the health department's Community Health Program, oversees the classes.
Participants must be 18 years old and either be at risk for or diagnosed with Type II diabetes. Caregivers for someone with Type II diabetes also are eligible. Classes will help participants set weekly goals, brainstorm tips for meeting those goals and provide resources for managing diabetes.