The Logan Healthy Living program is taking its participants beyond the clinic walls, to help combat Type 2 Diabetes.
Led by a team of allied health professionals, the Logan Healthy Living program tackles the mental, emotional, and social challenges facing clients living with or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Those who sign up for the eight-week program are connected with mentors and resources – from yoga and salsa dancing to cooking classes and support groups.
Logan Healthy Living participant, Judie Thompson was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes 12 years ago.
“I have a strong family history with my grandmother dying of diabetic coma, as well as uncles, aunties and cousins on both parents’ sides who have either passed away due to diabetic related illnesses or have had amputation of limbs,” she said.
“It was hard to accept that I have type 2 diabetes and that it’s not only related to being older and heavier, but your family genetics also have a very loud say in this disease.”
Ms Thompson said the program became a safe place for her to go.