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Free Diabetes Education and Support with Monthly Group

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Diabetes can be a complicated condition to manage, but regular education is key. The diabetes educators with the Northern Kentucky Health Department facilitate a monthly support group in Kenton County that provides residents with diabetes education, but also a regular chance to share their experience with others who have diabetes. The group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the Durr Branch of the Kenton County Public Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Independence, Ky.

To start the New Year, those who attend the January 7 support group session will get dinner and a $5 gift card. The evening’s topic will be “Fun and Games with Diabetes.” Registration is required.

About 366,000 Kentuckians have diabetes. If not managed properly, diabetes can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and death.

The support group is led by a Registered Nurse/Certified Diabetes Educator and a Registered Dietitian from the Health Department.

For more information and to register for January 7 program, please call Joan Geohegan at 859.363.2115 or Julie Shapero at 859.363.2116.

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