Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Diabetes Classes
Thursday October 1, 2009
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. Classes begin Wednesday, October 7 at Neighborhood House, 201 N. 25th Street.
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: Overview of Diabetes October 7
Types of Diabetes
High and Low Blood Sugar
Class 2: Diet and Exercise October 14
Class 3: Diabetes Pills & Insulin October 21
Preventing Complications (Part 1)
Class 4: Preventing Complications (Part 2) October 28
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. October’s topic will be “Diabetes Medications.” 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. To learn more about Public Health and Wellness programs and services go to www.louisvilleky.gov/health.