Diabetes Classes Being Offered by Public Health & Wellness
Thursday January 17, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (January 17, 2008) Individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes are invited to attend a series of four free classes being offered by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness. Classes begin Wednesday, February 6 at the Southwest Regional Public Library, 10375 Dixie Highway.
Classes are free and attendance at the entire series of four classes is encouraged. All classes begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Phone 574-6663 for reservations or for more information. Class size is limited so please call to make a reservation. The class schedule is as follows:
Class 1: February 6
Overview of Diabetes,
Types of Diabetes,
High and Low Blood Sugar,
Class 2: February 13
Diet and Exercise
Class 3: February 20
Diabetes Pills, Insulin, Preventing Complications (Part 1)
Class 4: February 27
Preventing Complications (Part 2)
Foot and Skin Care,
Glucose Monitoring and Standards of Care
The Department of Public Health and Wellness also has a free support group for people with diabetes and their families or caretakers. The group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9:30 – 11:00 AM at the Park DuValle Community Health Center at 3015 Wilson Avenue. February’s topic will be “Nutrition Strategies for Managing Diabetes.” Phone 574-6663 for more information.
The mission of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is to protect, preserve and promote the health, environment and well-being of the people of Louisville. To learn more about Public Health and Wellness programs and services go to www.louisvilleky.gov/health.