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Diabetes Empowerment Education Program A 6 week course of free self-management strategies

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Every year an estimated 31,000 people in Alabama are diagnosed with diabetes. Bibb County Extension is offering a 6-week workshop that The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program is free, six weeks of diabetes self-management strategies.

Participants will learn: Understanding the Human Body, Understanding Risk Factors for Diabetes, Monitoring Your Body, Being Physically Active, Planning Meals, Identifying and Preventing Complications, Learning about Medications & Medical Care and Living with Diabetes: Mobilizing Your Family and Friends. The course teaches strategies to manage and control diabetes with the goal of beginning to reinforce the importance of self-care principles

The course will be held on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 am at the West Blocton Municipal Building, 62 Walter Owens Drive, West Blocton, AL. To register, contact the Bibb County Extension Office at 205-926-4310.

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As the Bibb County Coordinator for Alabama Extension, Michelle Giddens coordinates the implementation of all Extension programs in Bibb County in many program areas. These program areas include 4-H and Youth Development, Animal Sciences, Food Safety and Quality, Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources, Human Nutrition, Diet and Health, Family and Child Development, Family Resource Management and Workforce Development, Commercial Horticulture, Home Grounds, Gardens and Home Pests, Farm and Agribusiness Management, and Community and Economic Development. Her experience includes with the eXtension Initiative at the University of Nebraska and with the eXtension Foundation; California State University, Fresno and Central Community College in Grand Island, NE. She currently serves on the board for Brierfield Fire and Rescue, a volunteer fire department serving Brierfield and Six Mile communities in Alabama