How long have you been a diabetic? One year? Five years or more? Did you attend a course for newly diagnosed patients? Do you still have plenty of questions about dietary restrictions and substitutions, recipes, and various other topics? How many of you have considered taking a 'refresher' class in diabetes education?
I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes almost sixteen years ago. I have recently signed up for three refresher courses at my clinic. Besides reading articles on this site as well as magazine articles, I want to be up-to-date on any advances in treatments for this disease. I want to know about the latest medications, complications, treatments and many more topics. I also want the in-person group encouragement that can prove so beneficial. Basically, after all these years, I need some help. I'm not ashamed to say it. "Knowledge is power." Knowledge can also prevent a host of problems later on.
Let me know what you think. I'm really interested.
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