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Diabetes Classes, Support Group Offered by Public Health & Wellness

Wednesday February 20, 2008

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(February 20, 2008) 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 Thursday, March 6 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 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: March 6      
Overview of Diabetes                          
Types of Diabetes
High and Low Blood Sugar
Sick Days                                                                                   

Class 2: March 13
Diet and Exercise                                                                   

Class 3: March 20    
Diabetes Pills, Insulin                            
Preventing Complications (Part 1)

Class 4: March 27         
Preventing Complications (Part 2)        
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.  March’s topic will be “Shake down on sodium.” 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.