Diabetes Resource List

2018 Diabetes Resources 

Classes and Resources with Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness:

 

Online Resources: 

Calendar Of Diabetes Events with LMPHW: May

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Diabetes Self Management Education

Family health centers Portland 
530-730p
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Meet the Dietitian

Family Health Centers Portland 

 

 

Healthy Living Club

Family Health Centers Portland 

6-7pm  

 

 

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Health Living with Diabetes 
South West Regional Library 

10-2pm

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Healthy Living Club

Family Health Centers Portland 

6-7pm  

 

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Healthy Living Club

Family Health Centers Fairdale

1-2pm

 

 

 

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Health Living with Diabetes 
South West Regional Library 

10-2pm

Call to register

 

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Diabetes Self Management Education 

Family Health Centers Portland

9-11 am

Healthy Living Club

Family Health Centers Portland 

6-7pm  

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Meet the Dietitian

 

Healthy Living Club

Family Health Centers Portland 

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Diabetes Self Management Education and Support with Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness 

 The “one stop shop” for diabetes self-care.A great class for those who  are already diabetic this is a comprehensive education program based on the American Assoc. of Diabetes Educators 7 behaviors for self-care.  Covers diabetes pathophysiology, reducing complications and risks, monitoring, medications, problem solving, health coping, nutrition, physical activity, and goal setting.  

 

 

Ready to sign up for a diabetes class? Call 574-6663 or fill out a class signup form here


Meet the Dietitian 

Do you need help knowing what to eat, especially when working with a chronic disease like diabetes, hypertension, or COPD? Come meet the dietian and learn about healthy, how to build and follow an indvidualized meal plan, while still enjoying your food. Earn healthy tools to help you suceed. 

Offered Mondays at Family Health Centers Portland 2215 Portland Ave, 
Call  (502) 7772-8588 to schedule an apointment - All meetings are Free. for more information click here

Outside Partner Oportunities 

Health Living Club- Family Health Centers

Get the support you need to eat better, be active, and loose weight. 

Earn Healthy tools to help you be sucessful. Free!

Monday nights 6-7pm - FHC Portland 2215 Portland Ave
Tuesdays 1-2pm (monthly)  1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8, and 6/12.

Call 502-772-8588 for more infomation or click here


Diabetes Prevention Program with Louisville YMCA 

There are an estimated 1 million Kentuckians with prediabetes, 90% of those are unaware that they have the condition.

WHAT IS PREDIABETES?

Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Risk for developing type 2 diabetes may be reduced or eliminated by weight loss, healthier eating and increased physical activity.

CLASS LOCATIONS

Class locations vary across YMCA branches and community centers throughout Louisville and Southern Indiana. Locations we are currently registering participants for are:

  • March 27th: Tuesdays, 6-7 pm, Downtown YMCA, 555 S. 2nd St, Louisville, KY, 40202
  • March 29th: Thursdays, 6-7 pm, Buechel Park Baptist, 2403 Hikes Lane, Louisville, KY, 40218
  • March 31st: Saturdays, 11-12 pm, Southwest YMCA, 2800 Fordhaven Rd, Louisville, KY, 40214
  • April 5th : Thursdays, 6-7 pm,  Floyd County YMCA, 33 State Street, New Albany, Indiana, 47150

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a 12 month, small-group program that helps people who are at high risk for Type-2 diabetes reduce their risk by making simple, healthier lifestyle choices. There are 25, one-hour, educational sessions covering topics such as increasing physical activity, ways to eat less fat, how to reduce stress, problem solving and more. The program has two main goals: to lose 7% of your body weight and build up to 150 minutes of physical activity. To encourage physical activity, the program offers a 14 week, community-wide, trial membership.

DO YOU QUALIFY?

To participate in the program, you must:

Have never been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Be 18 years or older.
Be overweight (BMI ≥ 25)*, and
Be diagnosed with prediabetes via one of the following:

An A1C value between 5.7 – 6.4 –or- A Fasting Blood Glucose test result between 100-125 mg/ dL
Previous diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes

*Asian individuals BMI ≥ 22
If you don't have a blood test result, you must have a qualifying risk score. Click the link below to assess your risk of Prediabetes.
https://www.ymcalouisville.org/healthy-living/health-well-being-fitness/ymca-diabetes-prevention-program-form.html

PROGRAM COST

The base cost is $429 for the 12-month program. Kentucky Employee Health Plan (KEHP) and some United Healthcare plans will cover the cost of the program. Please call the number on the back of your insurance card to verify. Payment plans are available. Scholarships are also available on a case by case basis where insurance is not an option.

DID YOU KNOW?

Eating too much sugar does not cause diabetes, but being overweight is a risk factor.
People with prediabetes may not have any symptoms.
An estimated 86 million Americans ages 20 years and older have prediabetes. Experts agree that unless these adults take steps to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, most of them will develop this incurable disease within 10 years.
National Institutes of Health research has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program reduces the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58% overall and by 71% in people over 60.


QUESTIONS?

If you have additional questions, please contact Krista Burden, Chronic Disease Prevention Specialist, at kburden@ymcalouisville.org or call 502.572.2608.


Other Classes May Be Available in Your Area. For more information on any Diabetes Resources call 502.574.6663.


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The Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is part of the Healthy Living with Diabetes and Accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.