Media contact: Emily Gresham Wherle, Public Information Administrator, 859.344.5470 or Emily.Gresham-Wherle@nkyhealth.org.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
If you have diabetes, the Northern Kentucky Health Department’s diabetes program offers a variety of opportunities for education about the disorder, including free classes and three monthly support groups.
A diabetes self-management course will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, at the Grant County Public Library, 201 Barnes Road, Williamstown, Ky. Registration is required. A free lunch and a diabetes toolkit will be provided to those who attend.
Topics will include: what is diabetes, healthy eating, preventing complications and more. The classes will be led by a Registered Nurse/Certified Diabetes Educator and a Registered Dietitian from the Health Department.
The Health Department also offers three monthly support groups to provide information for and assistance to people with diabetes. Times/dates are as follows:
The support groups are led by a Registered Nurse/Certified Diabetes Educator and a Registered Dietitian from the Health Department.
To register for the February 16 class or for more information about the support groups, please call Joan Geohegan at 859.363.2115 or Julie Shapero at 859.363.2116.
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