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Help for Diabetics: Free Classes from Public Health and Wellness

Wednesday June 30, 2010

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. Classes begin Wednesday, July 7 at the Shively Municipal Building, 3920 Dixie Hwy.

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 call to make a reservation. The class schedule is as follows:

Class 1: July 7

Overview of Diabetes

Types of Diabetes

High and Low Blood Sugar

Sick Days

Class 2: July 14

Diet and Exercise

Class 3: July 21

Diabetes Pills & Insulin

Preventing Complications (Part 1)

Class 4: July 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. July’s topic will be “Let’s Get Moving.” Phone 574-6663 for more information.