According to the American Diabetes Association, every year 1.4 million adults are diagnosed with diabetes.
To help residents who have diabetes, the Ocean County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a six-week diabetes self-management program for adults.
The program is scheduled to take place on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon beginning on October 17 at the Cooper Environmental Center at Cattus Island County Park, 1170 Cattus Island Blvd., here.
The program and workbook are designed by Stanford University to teach those with diabetes things such as how to manage symptoms including fatigue and depression, how to use relaxation techniques, and how to eat healthy and monitor blood sugars.
There is a $5 per person registration fee.
“This six-week program is a great opportunity for our residents to increase their self-confidence and learn how to manage their diabetes,” said Ocean County Commissioner Virginia E. Haines, who serves as Chairwoman of the Ocean County Parks and Recreation Department. “Improving communication skills and learning how to use medication can help those with diabetes solve problems relating to their own case of the disease.”
To register for the program in person, residents can visit Jakes Branch County Park (1100 Double Trouble Road, Beachwood), Wells Mills County Park (905 Route 532, Waretown), or the Ocean County Parks and Recreation Administration Building (1198 Bandon Road, here) or residents can call 732-506-9090.
“The Ocean County Parks and Recreation Department does a great job providing our residents with a host of different programs throughout many of our 27 parks,” said Director of the Ocean County Board of Commissioners John P. Kelly. “I encourage everyone to check out the Ocean County Parks and Recreation 2022 fall program guide to find an activity that interests them.”
The Ocean County Parks and Recreation 2022 fall program guide is currently available online at www.oceancountyparks.org.