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Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Diabetes Classes

Monday October 22, 2012

The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a series of two free classes for individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes. Classes begin Saturday, November 3 at the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness at 400 E. Gray St.

Classes are free and attendance at the entire series of two classes is encouraged. Both classes begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 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:

November 3, Class 1, What is diabetes? Checking blood sugar. What types of food should I eat? What do I do when I am sick? What kinds of problems can diabetes cause? Learning about medications. How do I count carbohydrates?

November 10, Class 2, How can I stay healthy with diabetes? How do I read a label? What do I need to know about fat and salt? Taking care of my feet. Coping with diabetes. Keeping a healthy weight and staying active.