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Practical Diabetes Tips Offered at 3 Free Programs

September 5, 2017

Ready to take charge of your diabetes? Experts from the Northern Kentucky Diabetes coalition can help you learn how.

Diabetes educators from the Northern Kentucky Health Department and the Northern Kentucky Diabetes Coalition will 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 Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Meijer located at 4990 Houston Road, Florence, Ky.
  • Cold Spring: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 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.

“Dinner, Discussion and Diabetes: Ask the Experts,” is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Health Department’s District Office, 610 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, Ky. The free program will feature a panel presentation from six local experts in diabetes and conditions related to diabetes. The program includes dinner from Qdoba.

Registration is required for 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 Health Department’s diabetes program, please click here.