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Free Diabetes Classes Being Offered by Public Health & Wellness

Tuesday July 3, 2007

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (7/3/2007) 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 Monday, July 9, at the Southwest YMCA, 2800 Fordhaven Road.

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: July 9         
Overview of Diabetes,          
Types of Diabetes,
High and Low Blood Sugar
Sick Days                                            

Class 2:  July 16        
Diet and Exercise                                                

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

Class 4:  July 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.