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Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Diabetes Classes

Tuesday May 29, 2012

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 Wednesdays, June 6 at the Jeffersontown Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library at 10635 Watterson Trail.

Classes are free and attendance at the entire series of four classes is encouraged. All classes begin at 2:00 p.m. and end at 4:30 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:

June 6, Class 1, What is diabetes? Checking blood sugar. What types of food should I eat?

June 13, Class 2, What do I do when I am sick? What kinds of problems can diabetes cause? Learning about medications. How do I count carbohydrates?

June 20, Class 3, How can I stay healthy with diabetes? How do I read a label? What do I need to know about fat and salt?

June 27, Class 4, Taking care of my feet. Coping with diabetes. Keeping a healthy weight and staying active.