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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,
Sick Days      
  
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.