A workshop Living Well with Diabetes to be offered to diabetics and their families and friends

(Clinton, Tennessee – June 6, 2019) Diabetes can often be overwhelming, not only to the diabetic, but to their family and caregivers, as well. Take Charge of Your Diabetes is a 6-week workshop offered to assist those who want to more effectively manage their own diabetes or to help a loved one manage theirs. The classes are presented jointly by the local University of Tennessee Extension Service and the Anderson County Health Department. The course is evidence based and both instructors have been trained and certified to teach it through Stanford University Medical Center, who originally designed the program.

Classes will be held at the Anderson County Health Department in Clinton for six consecutive Tuesdays beginning July 16th from 5:15 to 7:15 pm. The last class date will be August 21st. The Health Department is located at 710 N Main Street in Clinton next to Head Start. All those who have been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, along with their families or friends, are welcome to attend.

The classes are currently offered at no charge; however, you must pre-register by calling Laura Clark at 865 457-6246 or e-mailing her at [email protected] Attendance at all 6 classes is strongly recommended due to the continuity of material.

Topics include:

  • Designing your own effective self-management program
  • Techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, including fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, and stress.
  • Eating right.
  • Exercising effectively and safely.
  • Appropriate use of medication.
  • Talking more effectively with health care providers.
  • Preventing or delaying diabetic complications.
  • Dealing with difficult emotions.
  • Getting the support, you need from family and friends

Contact Kathy Scruggs [email protected]
C/o Anderson County Health Department
710 North Main Street
Clinton, Tennessee 37716
865 425-8768

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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