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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

Sick Days

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.

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