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Health and Wellness Newsroom

Free Diabetes Management Classes Begin September 4 at Mid City Mall

Thursday August 22, 2013

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 Wednesday, September 4 at the Highland/Shelby Park Branch Library in the Mid City Mall located at 1250 Bardstown Rd.

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:

September 4, Class 1, What is diabetes? Checking blood sugar. What types of food should I eat?

September 11, 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 18, 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 25, Class 4, Taking care of my feet. Coping with diabetes. Keeping a healthy weight and staying active.