Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

Diabetes Self-Management Program

The YMCA of Greater Westfield will be offering a Free six week workshop on Diabetes Self- Management. The “Diabetes Self-Management Program” was developed at the Stanford University Patient Education Research Center: ( It is an “evidence based” curriculum that has been researched and proven to have positive results for participants. Topics include: Preventing Complications, Stress Management, Working with the Health Care System, Preventing Low Blood Sugar, Problem Solving, Skin and Foot Care, Exercise, Healthy Eating, Relaxation Techniques, Communication, Difficult Emotions and Action Planning. This program is designed for individuals diagnosis with diabetes and pre diabetes.  If you want to take control, remain active and improve your quality of life this workshop is for you!  People with diabetes or pre-diabetes will gain tools, skills and the confidence needed to manage the challenges of living well with their condition. The foundation of the workshops is creating weekly, personalized action plans that lead to attaining goals through small, workable steps.  Workshops are highly supportive, informative, social and fun.

Workshops will be held for six weeks, starting May 2 and running through June 6, 2017, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.


This program is sponsored by Highland Valley Services. For more information, contact Cindy Agan, Fitness Director, at 413.568.8631 or email


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