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Diabetes Classes Being Offered by Public Health & Wellness

Tuesday August 19, 2008

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (August 19, 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, September 3 at the Shively Municipal Building, 3920 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: September 3          
Overview of Diabetes     
Types of Diabetes
High and Low Blood Sugar
Sick Days                                                                                    

Class 2: September 10          
Diabetes Pills, Insulin               
Preventing Complications (Part 1)

Class 3: September 17         
Diet and Exercise       

Class 4: September 24        
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.  September’s topic will be “Eating on a Budget.” 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.