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Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Diabetes Classes

Tuesday January 18, 2011

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 and Wellness. Classes begin Tuesday, February 1 at the East Government Center, 200 Juneau Drive.

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 February 1

Types of Diabetes

High and Low Blood Sugar

Sick Days

Class 2: Diet and Exercise February 8

Class 3: Diabetes Pills & Insulin February 15

Preventing Complications (Part 1)

Class 4: Preventing Complications (Part 2) February 22

Foot and Skin Care

Glucose Monitoring and 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.