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Health Extension For Diabetes Program

About Health Extension for Diabetes:

This program is a 4-month long educational program with group and individual sessions. It provides education and social support for those living with diabetes. The goal of this program is to help participants manage their diabetes and prevent or delay health complications. The program is facilitated by a Clemson University Health Extension agent who is trained as a lifestyle coach. Through the program, participants will learn about eating healthy with diabetes, being active with diabetes, and managing their diabetes while reducing their risks for future complications. Some of the topics that will be covered are: “Life with Diabetes”, “Healthy Eating with Diabetes”, “Being Active with Diabetes”, “Medications and Monitoring”, “Healthy Coping with Diabetes.” Participants will meet in intermittent group and individual sessions. Individual touch-points will be personalized based on participant’s needs.

The Health Extension for Diabetes class as of July 2019 has graduated 7 different groups, is currently educating 2 groups, and will be starting a new group this month that will be held at the Greenville County Extension Office on Thursdays.

Eligibility:

  • Greenville County resident (male or female)
  • Adult, 18 years or older
  • Clinical diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
  • For additional eligibility requirements, please contact Danielle McFall.

Contact:

For more information, contact Danielle McFall at 864-365-0641 and at healthygreenville@clemson.edu.