Ready to take charge of your diabetes? The Northern Kentucky Health Department’s certified and licensed diabetes educators can help you learn how.
A free Diabetes Self Management Education class is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, at the Health Department’s District Office, 610 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, Ky.
The class includes free lunch and a diabetes tool kit. It’s open to those who provide support to people with diabetes as well, including friends and family members.
Diabetes educators from the Health Department and the Northern Kentucky Diabetes Coalition will also be participating in two supermarket tours to provide real-time nutrition information to those with or at risk for diabetes. The tours are scheduled for:
- Florence: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, at the Meijer located at 4990 Houston Road, Florence, Ky.
- Cold Spring: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, at the Meijer located at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Ky.
Participants should meet in the café area near the produce department. Tours will be led by a Certified Diabetes Educator and/or a Registered Dietitian.
Participants will get helpful tips for healthy shopping, learn to read labels and learn how carbohydrate counting can be incorporated into grocery shopping. Plus, all participants will receive a reusable shopping bag with information about diabetes.
The Health Department’s diabetes program was recently recognized by the Kentucky Department for Public Health as a top performing program, ranking among the top four comprehensive programs in Kentucky. Factors evaluated by the state included program participation, evaluation and use of funding.
Registration is required all three programs. Please email NKYDiabetesCoalition@gmail.com or call Julie Shapero at 859.363.2116 or Joan Geohegan at 859.363.2115. For more information on the diabetes program, please click here.