‘Kontrol ou diabète, pa less li kontrol ou’

A healthy lifestyle is essential in the management of chronic diseases like diabetes. APSA has been offering ‘Support and Educational Sessions’ for diabetic & pre-diabetic patients since April of this year. These sessions consist of group workshops and an individual follow up to help patients learn how to live well with diabetes and its complications.
Hence, this type of therapeutic education allows patients to properly manage their disease, be more independent and benefit from a better quality of life. These sessions are being conducted by a registered nurse and a dedicated dietitian. Also, the patient has an individual consultation with the doctor and dietitian. During the sessions, the team uses therapeutic booklets which have clear illustrations and an easy to read format to help patients fully grasp the information communicated. Some of the themes being tackled include; foot care, understanding of cardio-vascular diseases, physical activity and treatment. These sessions last for 5 weeks and the entire program is free of charge! Diabetes is not a fatality – with the appropriate lifestyle, treatment, and knowledge, one can lead to a better quality of life. For all those who are interested in joining these sessions, do not
hesitate to contact us on 467 5858 or 136.

This project enables persons with diabetes/or people at the risk of developing diabetes and/or cardiovascular diseases to attend educational group sessions where they learn to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors by learning to :

  • Reduce Cardiovascular Risks
  • Control Fat Intake
  • Manage Physical Activities

These sessions propose group workshops and an individual follow up to help the diabetic patients learn how to live with diabetes and its complications. Hence, this type of therapeutic education allows patients to properly manage their disease, be more independent and benefit from a better quality of life.