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AIM launches Diabetes Self-Management Program

Oct.29, 2014

AIM Independent Living Center is now offering the Stanford Patient Education Research Center-developed Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) to community members in the Southern Tier. Our agency is offering this program as a part of the Balancing Incentive Program. This program is designed to help lower Medicaid costs in New York state by transforming and improving our long-term care system.

DSMP is a six-session, peer-led health education program for people living with diabetes, and their caregivers. The workshop is designed to complement the health care that participants may already be receiving. The purpose of this workshop is to enhance one’s skills and ability to manage his/her health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

The workshop sessions will be facilitated by DSMP-trained staff and will take place in Allegany, Chemung, Steuben and Schuyler counties.

 Scheduled classes:

Elmira, EOP Building, starting Nov. 12, 2014
To be held each Wed. through Dec. 17
1:30-4 p.m.

Corning, Southeast Steuben County Library (“Corning Library”), starting Nov. 12, 2014
To be held each Wednesday through Dec. 17
9:30 a.m.-noon

All Classes are FREE and will include a companion book and CD, as well as healthy snacks during the break.

We are currently accepting referrals. Please direct any questions or referrals to Thomas Boyle, at (607) 962-8225, ext. 123, or