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LIVe program

The LIVe program has been created to help Veterans take charge of their diabetes and their life Lifestyle Intervention for Veterans

The LIVe program has been created to help Veterans take charge of their diabetes and their life. Well being is based upon a balance of healthy body, mind and spirit.The Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center's LIVe program was designed to achieve that balance.

The LIVe program 8 to 12 weeks of individualized instruction and counseling to Diabetic Veterans who join the program. The skills you will learn will start you in the direction of better health. So if you are a Veteran with Diabetes and

  • Are interested in losing weight
  • Want to improve your endurance
  • Want to have better control of your diabetes
Then join the LIVe program.

Taking charge of your diabetes can be tough. Selecting the right foods and doing the right exercise can be confusing. The professionals at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center can help you make the right choices. The LIVe team will create an individualized plan to improve your well being featuring

  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Stress management
  • Spiritual support

To find out more or to enroll in the program:
Talk to your primary care provider or
Call the LIVe coordinator Dr. Helen Sheriff at 202-745-8000 Extension LIVE (5483)

For more information about Diabetes, visit our Virtual Diabetes Center. Here you can find information regarding diabetes teaching class schedule, contact information and various resources related to diabetes.

For our Veterans with Diabetes who are seen at the Charlotte Hall CBOC or at Martinsburg, we can help with medical management of diabetes along with exercise, nutrition and stress management. Ask your provider for a consult to the LIVe program and you can select what aspects of the LIVe program you want to enroll in. Call Dr. Sheriff at 202-745-8000 extension 5483 with any questions or concerns.

»LIVe Brochure