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Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Diabetes Classes

Tuesday July 31, 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 Thursday, August 23 at the Portland Promise Center at 1831 Baird St.

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:

August 23, Class 1, What is diabetes? Checking blood sugar. What types of food should I eat?

August 30, 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?

September 6, 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?

September 13, Class 4, Taking care of my feet. Coping with diabetes. Keeping a healthy weight and staying active.

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