Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)

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The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a series of workshops offered once a week, for six weeks, for two hours by two trained leaders.  These workshops are for people with a chronic condition or those who care for someone with a chronic condition.

Topics that are covered in these workshops include:

  • Ways to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
  • Exercises for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Medications
  • Communicating with family, friends, and health care professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Decision making

Participants are also shown ways to break symptom cycles and make action plans. If you would like to join or be trained to lead a Chronic Diabetes Self-Management Workshop, contact Barbara Holt at 304-485-7374 ext. 103.

WV Health Connection