Chronic Disease Self-Mgt. Program

Do you or someone you know have a chronic health condition?

Stanford University’s evidence-based ‘Chronic Disease Self-Management Program’ is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in a community setting. People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with chronic diseases themselves.

Montgomery Twp. Health Department offers this program several times a year.  Please check back for dates or call (908) 359-8211 ext. 227.

Topics covered include:

  • Action Planning
  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Medication Management
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Decision making
  • How to evaluate new treatments

Diabetes Self-Management Program

Stanford  University’s evidence-based ‘Diabetes Self-Management’ workshop is given 2½ hours once a week for six weeks, in community settings such as churches, community centers, libraries and hospitals.

People with type 2 diabetes attend the workshop in groups of 12-16. Workshops are facilitated from a highly detailed manual by two trained Leaders, one or both of whom are peer leaders with diabetes themselves.

Topics covered include:

  • Techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance
  • Menu Planning and Healthy Eating
  • Medication Management
  • Working more effectively with health care providers.