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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,
Sick Days   

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