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Diabetes Classes Being Offered by Public Health & Wellness

Tuesday April 29, 2008

Individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes are invited to attend a series of three classes being offered by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. Classes begin Wednesday, May 14 at the Center for Health Equity, 2422 W. Chestnut Street.

Classes are free and attendance is encouraged for all three sessions. All classes begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 4:30 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: May 14     
Overview of Diabetes
Types of Diabetes
High and Low Blood Sugar
Sick Days
Diabetes Pills & Insulin                                                                           

Class 2: May 21         
Diet and Exercise                                 
Preventing Complications (Part 1)         

Class 3: May 28
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.  May’s topic will be “Cooking with Herbs.” 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.