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Cooperative Extension: Rural Health & Nutrition

Health Extension For Diabetes

Program Overview

The Health Extension for Diabetes program is a free diabetes support program recognized by the American Diabetes Association as a practice-tested diabetes support program. The main goal of this program is to help you to better manage your diabetes so that you prevent or delay complications.

The program is approximately 4 months long and includes a series of 8 education sessions and intermittent support sessions designed to help you learn more about diabetes and provide you with the necessary skills and support that you need to successfully self-manage your diabetes. The classes are delivered by a Rural Health and Nutrition Extension Agent with Clemson Extension. You will receive bi-weekly materials and weekly follow-up to help navigate resources and assist you in reaching your healthy lifestyle goals.

Program Topics:

  • Life with Diabetes
  • Eating Healthy with Diabetes
  • Being Active with Diabetes
  • Problem-Solving and Resource Navigation
  • Reducing Risks with Diabetes

Program Eligibility:

  • 18 year of age of older
  • South Carolina Resident
  • Diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes

What Folks are Saying

Holly Olson

“I have had diabetes for 18 years and I found the benefit in this program. You need to continuously be learning how to manage your diabetes. It doesn’t matter if you’re just beginning the journey or if you’re 18 years into it, the more you learn, the better you will be able to manage.”

Holly Olson
Class Participant
Health Extension for Diabetes

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