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Health and Wellness Newsroom

Free Diabetes Classes Begin March 4 in Shawnee

Wednesday February 20, 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 Monday, March 4 at the Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center, 234 Amy Ave., 40212

Classes are free and attendance at the entire series of four classes is encouraged. All classes begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 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:

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

March 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?

March 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?

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