Public Health and Wellness Department Offers Free Diabetes Classes
Monday August 27, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (August 27, 2007) 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 and Wellness beginning Wednesday, September 5 at the Kling Center, 219 W. Ormsby Avenue.
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 phone to make a reservation. The class schedule is as follows:
Class 1: September 5
Overview of Diabetes,
Types of Diabetes,
High and Low Blood Sugar,
Class 2: September 12
Diet and Exercise
Class 3: September 19
Diabetes Pills, Insulin,
Preventing Complications (Part 1)
Class 4: September 26
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 family or caretakers. The group meets the second Thursday of each month from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the Park DuValle Community Health Center at 3015 Wilson Avenue. September’s topic will be Portion Distortion. 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 & Wellness’ programs and services go to www.louisvilleky.gov/health.