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Free Diabetes Classes Being Offered by Public Health & Wellness

Tuesday April 24, 2007

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (4/24/2007) 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 & Wellness beginning Wednesday, May 9, at the Highlands / Shelby Park Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library in Mid-City Mall.

Classes are free and attendance at the entire series of four classes is encouraged. All classes begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:30 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: May 9
Overview of Diabetes
Types of Diabetes,
High and Low Blood Sugar
Sick Days                                                                                          

Class 2: May 16
Diet and Exercise                               

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

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

Public Health & Wellness 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 – 11:00 AM at the Park DuValle Community Health Center at 3015 Wilson Avenue. Phone 574-6663 for more information.

The mission of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & 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.