Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens Partners with Payson Lions Club in hosting “Healthy Living with Diabetes Workshop-Essential Tools to Managing Diabetes”

Managing diabetes can sometimes be very confusing and frustrating. There is so much information out there, it’s hard to know what latest trend to believe. It is important to learn 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, healthy eating, appropriate use of medication and working more effectively with health care providers. In the Healthy Living with Diabetes Workshop sponsored by Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens and the Payson Lions Club, participants will meet every Wednesday, starting November 7th from 10-12:30 A.M. for six weeks, at the Expedition Church, 301 Colcord Road in Payson.

Participants will also make a weekly action plan, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program. The Healthy Living with Diabetes Workshop is free and each participant in the Workshop will receive a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, and audio relaxation CD. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Seating is limited. Deadline to register is November 2nd. To register please contact Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens at 520-836-2758 or Mary Gonzales, Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens-Health Education Specialist at


  • Starting Wednesday, November 7th, 2018, repeats every week on Wednesday until Wednesday, December 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm


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