Healthy U: Take control of your diabetes

Prime Time, the Area Agency on Aging and Urban Mission Ministries have teamed up to offer a series of Healthy U workshops to help area residents take control of their life and manage their blood sugar with classes forming now.

The next workshop on diabetes begins at 10 a.m. on Feb. 5 at the new Prime Time Center located at 300 Lovers Lane in Steubenville.

For information and to reserve a spot, call (740) 314-5197.

Healthy U is a chronic disease self-management program that helps adults of any age gain confidence in their ability to manage symptoms and understand how their health problems affect their lives, according to a press release.

Individuals participate in an interactive workshop that is 2 1/2 hours a week for six weeks. Each workshop is facilitated by a pair of leaders, one or both of whom are nonhealth professionals with a chronic disease themselves. Healthy U was developed by researchers at Stanford University and is offered in Ohio through a partnership between Area Agency on Aging, Prime Time and the Urban Mission Ministries.

“Healthy U: Diabetes” is a diabetes free self-management program that builds on the successful structure of Healthy U but is tailored specifically for adults living with type 2 diabetes, according to the news release.

Like Healthy U, this program also is conducted in a series of six, 2 1/2-hour weekly workshops at locations.