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Diabetes Classes Being Offered by Public Health & Wellness-October

Thursday September 18, 2008

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (September 18, 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 Monday, October 6 at the Neighborhood Place South Central, 4255 Hazelwood Avenue.

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: October 6         
Overview of Diabetes    
Types of Diabetes
High and Low Blood Sugar
Sick Days                    

Class 2: October 13         
Diabetes Pills, Insulin               
Preventing Complications (Part 1)

Class 3: October 20          
Diet and Exercise                

Class 4: October 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.  October’s topic will be “What to do in a Disaster.” 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.