ANN ARBOR — If you are living with type 2 diabetes or you care for someone who does, consider taking one of three upcoming Diabetes Personal Action Toward Health (DPATH) virtual workshops presented by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM). Offered at no cost to participants, the six-week online workshops feature a facilitator working with a small group to explore skills and tools to help people with diabetes and their loved ones improve the quality of their lives. Session topics include controlling symptoms, decreasing stress, advocating for yourself, communicating with health providers, and more. DPATH workshops are open to all residents in Michigan and caregivers are welcome. Participate from home — no transportation needed! Register and join any of the following DPATH workshops with a computer, tablet or smartphone:
Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Information Session – Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 1:00 p.m.
Classes start on Tuesday, May 3, but new participants can join through Tuesday, May 10.
Sessions 1-6: April 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; June 7.
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Information Session – Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 6:00 p.m.
Classes start on Wednesday, May 11, but new participants can join through Wednesday, May 18.
Sessions 1-6: May 11, 18, 25; June 1, 8, 15.
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Information Session – Thursday, May 12, 2022, 6:00 p.m.
Classes start on Thursday, May 12, but new participants can join through Thursday, May 19.
Sessions 1-6: May 19, 26; June 2, 9, 16, 23
To register for any of the above workshops, visit http://classes.beaumont.org. A Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registered participants. To find additional PATH programs, visit nkfm.org/PATH or mihealthyprograms.org.
If you do not use electronic devices, self-directed learning is available. We can mail you a no-cost toolkit and provide live phone support with a small group. For more information, call 800-482-1455.
DPATH “provided not only solid information on diabetes, but also provided coping skills for leading a healthier lifestyle,” states Rosemarie Schultz from Shelby Township. “This is a very valuable program that can be applied to anyone with a chronic health condition… The tools include action plans to set goals, rewarding yourself, using meditation and proper sleep to take care of your emotional well-being, finding resources and communicating with healthcare professionals.”
This interactive workshop is just one of many distance-learning options on disease prevention, disease management and physical activity for all ages now provided by the NKFM. For more information, visit nkfm.org/distancelearning or call 800-482-1455.
About the NKFM
The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it. With more than a million people in Michigan affected by kidney disease, the NKFM works to provide life-changing programs and services across the state. For the past 13 years, Charity Navigator — the nation’s leading nonprofit evaluator — has recognized the NKFM with its highest rating of 4 stars for success in sound fiscal management. nkfm.org