Update (9/27/18): CCHD's 'Live Well with Diabetes' self-management six-week workshop series have been CANCELLED due to low enrollment. CCHD intends to hold the workshop series early next year and would like to gauge community interest among residents within our district. To reserve your spot on our waitlist, please contact Luis Pantoja at .



CCHD Offers FREE Diabetes Self-Management Workshops


Central Connecticut Health District (CCHD) will be hosting FREE ‘Live Well with Diabetes’ self-management workshops to district residents residing in the towns of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield. The six-week workshop series will be held once a week on Friday afternoons, beginning on September 28th through November 2nd from 1 PM – 3:30 PM at the Rocky Hill Senior Center.


‘Live Well with Diabetes’ is a nationwide, evidence-based self-management program developed at Stanford University. The workshops are designed for adults suffering from type 2 diabetes, their families, and their caregivers. Participants will learn how to manage diabetes through nutrition, exercise, symptom management (high/low blood sugar, fatigue, pain), emotional management (stress, depression, anger, fear, frustration), medication, & effective communication with health care providers within an interactive and supportive environment.


Diabetes mellitus type 2 (type 2 diabetes) affects over 30.3 million Americans in the US and can result in devastating macrovascular complications such as heart disease & stroke. Additionally, diabetes is the leading cause of microvascular complications such as adult-onset blindness (diabetic retinopathy), kidney failure (diabetic nephropathy), and lower-limb amputations (diabetic neuropathy). Type 2 diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), insulin resistance, and insulin deficiency. Common symptoms include frequent urination, increased thirst, increased appetite, fatigue, and weight loss.


Pre-registration is required. For more information or to reserve your spot, please call Denise Sanderson at (860) 258-2786. The textbook ‘Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions’ will be available on loan at no cost; participants can also purchase a personal copy.


‘Live Well with Diabetes’ is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and sponsored by the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CTDPH), the North Central Area Agency on Aging (NCAAA), and the Central Connecticut Health District (CCHD).


For more information on CCHD please contact us by visiting www.ccthd.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @CCTHD4!




Central Connecticut Health District (CCHD) is the local health department serving the towns of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield. The district was formed in June 1996 with the towns of Rocky Hill and Wethersfield. Berlin joined the District in 1998, followed by Newington in 2006. CCHD is overseen by a twelve member Board of Health and functions as an independent entity of government. Our central office is located in the Wethersfield Town Hall with satellite offices in Berlin, Newington, and Rocky Hill.


Media Contact:

Luis Pantoja

Health Educator

Central Connecticut Health District

761 Old Main Street

Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Phone: (860) 258-2706

Fax: (860) 258-2767