Diabetes information and education
The best way to know if this workshop is right for you is to join us
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), you know how life-changing that diagnosis can be. Much of the information and education for diabetes targets those with type 2 diabetes. For individuals with type 1 diabetes, it can be challenging to find the support and understanding you need. Fortunately, the Type One team is listening.
What we’re offering
We have completed community surveys, held focus groups and interviewed individuals with T1D to understand how we can better support and serve them. We found many individuals voiced a need for a workshop specific to type 1 within our community. As a result, the Type One team is making that happen. Our goal is to connect those living with T1D and caregivers with others on the same journey. Whether someone needs support or has it all figured out, this workshop is for them! Friends, family and anyone living with or without type 1 who are interested in participating are welcome.
The health benefits of joining our diabetes workshops
Diabetes workshops allow the opportunity for you to bring any questions, concerns or experiences you have encountered while living with T1D. Spending time with others living with the disease may help provide insight into situations you may encounter and equip you with the resources you need to improve your health and quality of life. Identifying and interacting with a positive social support system can decrease stress levels for those living with type 1.
How to know if our workshops are right for you
Identifying a health support system is important for anyone who has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Family and friends are often the first-line support system for those living with diabetes. However, identifying with individuals who are also living with the disease can provide another avenue of support and understanding. Identifying and communicating with others who are walking the same journey can be an invaluable experience.
The best way to know if this workshop is right for you is to join us. The needs of the individuals attending will drive this workshop. If you visit and have suggestions or ideas to make it a more valuable experience for yourself and others, please share that with us. We will never force anyone to share or make them feel obligated to attend.
What first-time goers can expect
These workshops are in their infancy, but our goal is to meet YOUR needs, not our agenda. First-time participants can expect to hear from others living with type 1 diabetes and members of their support system. Participants will never be called on to speak or share unless they want to contribute. However, as the workshop grows, we aim to break it down by age and offer individual workshops for pediatrics, teens and adults. Eventually, if there is interest, we hope to establish mentor connections among the workshops for joint collaborative sessions.
Getting the most out of this workshop
To reap the benefits of this workshop, we suggest attending routinely and participating as much as possible and being open to sharing and discussing. This will be an intentional and safe place to discuss your thoughts and feelings. The more you interact with the workshop, the more supported you will feel, and in turn, you will be providing support to others who need to hear your dialogue. Participants will learn from certified diabetes educators, life coaches, nutritionists and facilitators.
We want you here! We want you to come with your ideas, success stories, concerns and needs. Join us and surround yourself with others who also know what it is like to live with type 1 diabetes.
There are no specific criteria participants must meet to attend these workshops. All workshops will all be open to anyone living with type 1 diabetes or those who support someone with the disease.
Type One Fitness is one-of-a-kind. Outside of a medical facility there is no other facility that welcomes not only the general public, but the T1D connection. Type One Fitness provides the space and scheduled workshops for those affected by the disease to go for any non-medical support that they need.
The Type One Fitness Workshops meet in person at 6:00 PM on the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, call 781-987-1393 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Type One workshops are open to individuals living with type 1 diabetics, and parents, siblings, friends or caregivers who would like to share and/or listen to common experiences, similar challenges and learn more about managing type 1 diabetes.
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