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Free Diabetes Classes Being Offered by Health Department

Tuesday September 26, 2006

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (September 26, 2006) Individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes are invited to attend a series of four free classes being offered by the Louisville Metro Health Department beginning Monday, October 9, at the Park DuValle Community Health Center, 3015 Wilson Avenue. 

Classes are free and attendance for 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:October 9
            Overview of Diabetes,
            Types of Diabetes,
            High and Low Blood Sugar
            Sick Days    

Class 2October 16
             Diet and Exercise       

Class 3
: October 23 
             Diabetes Pills, Insulin,
             Preventing Complications (Part 1)

Class 4: October 30
             Preventing Complications (Part 2)  
             Foot and Skin Care, 
             Glucose Monitoring and 
             Standards of Care      

The Health Department also has a free support group for people with diabetes and their family or caretakers.  The group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9:30 – 11 AM at the Park DuValle Community Health Center.  Phone 574-6663 for more information.

The mission of the Louisville Metro Health Department is to protect, preserve and promote the health, environment and well-being of the people of Louisville.  To learn more about the Health Department’s programs and services go to www.louisvilleky.gov/health.