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Rutherford County hosts free diabetes self-management workshops

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A free series of “Yes I Can” Diabetes Self-Management Workshops are slated to begin this month and in February in Rutherford County, according to information from MTSU.

“Yes I Can!” is a free six-session workshop series to help diabetics and people with pre-diabetes symptoms in Rutherford County improve their quality of life with techniques and strategies to help them manage their disease. Focal points include healthy eating, exercise, medications, preventing complications, medications, communication skills and more.

The Center for Health and Human Services at MTSU is supervising the workshops, which are funded through a grant from the Tennessee Department of Health.

The sessions will be conducted Wednesdays beginning Jan. 18 through Feb. 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 265 W. Thompson Lane, in Murfreesboro. Friday sessions will begin Feb. 3 and will continue through March 9 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Smyrna Public Library at 400 Enon Springs Road.

Per organizers, sessions are limited to 20 people each. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. A doctor’s referral is not required to attend, but pre-registration is mandatory.

For more information or to register, go to www.mtsu.edu/achcs/YesICan.shtml or contact Cindy Chafin via email at Cynthia.chafin@mtsu.edu or by calling 615-898-5493 or 615-847-3081.

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