First, the Basic Diabetes Course helps diabetics by:
Second, we use speaking engagements, the print press, radio, television, social media and word-of-mouth to spread the facts. The general public is also welcome to attend the Basic Diabetes Course and other events.
CDP is offered in participation with the YMCA of Greater Springfield, Springfield College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Baystate Medical Center and the Department of Health and Human Services of the City of Springfield.
Director Chet Galaska was awarded the 2018 Heroes Walking Among Us award by the Massachusetts Foot & Ankle Society for developing the program.
People believe untrue things about diabetes and diabetics. The ignorance creates a stigma that's maddening for diabetics, deters many from being open about it and discourages others from seeking care. It's a reason avoidable complications remain common.
CDP replaces the stigma with facts by:
What is CDP?
CDP reaches out in two ways:
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