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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
                         Sick Days  

             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