Diabetes workshops upcoming in north Rutherford Co...

Diabetes workshops upcoming in north Rutherford County

MTSU will sponsor a free six-session spring workshop series to help diabetics deal with their illness.

The next series of “Yes I Can” Diabetes Self-Management Workshops is slated for 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Fridays beginning April 5 until May 10 at the Smyrna Library, which is located at 400 Enon Springs Road in Smyrna.

Yes I Can graphicAnother workshop series will be scheduled later this spring and will be announced soon.

“Yes I Can” is designed for diabetics and people with pre-diabetes symptoms in Rutherford County and the surrounding Middle Tennessee areas. Points of emphasis include healthy eating, exercise, 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 are limited to 20 people each. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

A doctor’s referral is not required to attend, though pre-registration is required for both participants and caregivers or support persons.

For more information or to register, contact Cindy Chafin at or 615-898-5493 or 615-847-3081.

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