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Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Diabetes Classes

Thursday March 24, 2011

The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a series of four free classes for individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes. Classes begin Monday, April 4 at the Douglas Community Center, 2305 Douglas Blvd.

Classes are free and attendance at the entire series of four classes is encouraged. All classes begin at 5:00 p.m. and end at 7:00 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:

April 4, Class 1, Overview of Diabetes, Types of Diabetes, High and Low Blood Sugar, Sick Days

April 11, Class 2, Diet and Exercise

April 18, Class 3, Diabetes Pills and Insulin, Preventing Complications Part 1

April 25, Class 4, Preventing Complications Part 2, Foot and Skin Care, Glucose Monitoring, Standards of Care

The Department of Public Health and Wellness also hosts monthly “mini-classes” for people with diabetes and their families or caretakers. The class meets the second Thursday of each month from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Douglass Community Center at 2305 Douglass Blvd. Phone 574-6663 for more information.