Community Wellness: New Workshops Forming for Community Members with Type 2 Diabetes

July 25, 2016
Brittany Marshall, Senior Project Coordinator

INHS Community Wellness is offering people with type 2 diabetes and their family members or caregivers, to participate in a free, six-week Diabetes Self-Management Program, "Living Well with Diabetes," for Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake communities. 

"These peer-based workshops have been offered for the last 13 months throughout Spokane," said Brittany Marshall, INHS Community Wellness health educator. "So far, more than 170 people are joining us to learn more about living healthier lifestyles while managing their type 2 diabetes. Participants tell us they're able to have improved communication with loved ones, many now better understand how to navigate their health and ultimately now know they can work together to find solutions."  

Living Well with Diabetes currently has three new workshops for the Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake communities, located at Centerplace Regional Event Center.  

"We are excited to offer this opportunity for the Spokane community to take part in this free workshop," said Emily Fleury, director of INHS Community Wellness and Health Training. "Participants are able to share their stories, make action plans and help one another overcome some of the obstacles of having type 2 diabetes."  

The Diabetes Self-Management workshop is 2 ½ hours once a week for six weeks. Workshops are hosted in community settings like community centers and libraries and are facilitated by two trained leaders. 

To learn more about how to participate, or to sign up, please click HERE , or call (509) 232-8138. 

This project was supported by funds from the Group Health Research Institute Pathways to Diabetes Self-Care Project.

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