More diabetes workshops available in Rutherford Co...

More diabetes workshops available in Rutherford County

The next series of free “Yes I Can” Diabetes Self-Management Workshops are slated to begin this month and next in Rutherford County.

Sessions are planned on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 18 through Feb. 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, located at 265 W. Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro.

Friday sessions begin Feb. 3 and run through March 9 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Smyrna Public Library at 400 Enon Springs Road.

“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 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 more information or to register, go to  or contact Cindy Chafin at or 615-898-5493.

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