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Public Health and Wellness Department Offers Diabetes Classes

Tuesday June 24, 2008

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (June 24, 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 and Wellness. Classes begin Tuesday, July 8 at the Highlands – Shelby Park Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, located in the Mid-City Mall at 1250 Bardstown Road.

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: July 8          
Overview of Diabetes                          
Types of Diabetes
High and Low Blood Sugar
Sick Days                                                            

Class 2: July 15         
Diet and Exercise                                                              

Class 3: July 22          
Diabetes Pills, Insulin                           
Preventing Complications (Part 1)

Class 4: July 29  
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.  July’s topic will be “Using Fruits as Desserts.” 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