Free Diabetes Classes Being Offered by Public Health & Wellness
Wednesday February 21, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (February 21, 2007) Individuals interested in learning about the risk factors of diabetes and how to manage the disease are invited to attend a series of four free classes being offered by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness beginning Monday, March 5, at the Central Government Center, 7201 Outer Loop.
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: March 5
Overview of Diabetes,
Types of Diabetes
High and Low Blood Sugar
Class 2: March 12
Diet and Exercise
Class 3: March 19
Diabetes Pills, Insulin and
Preventing Complications (Part 1)
Class 4: March 26
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 second Thursday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 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.