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Great River Health Systems offers four-week diabetes classes in June

May 19, 2017

Great River Diabetes Education Program offers four-week group diabetes classes every month. The next afternoon series will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Mondays beginning June 5. Morning classes are from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursdays beginning June 22.

Group diabetes classes are for people newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having complications or concerns. A physician referral for diabetes education is required.

Class topics include:

•Proper eating

•Managing blood sugars

•Medicines

•Diabetes-related health problems

•Exercise

Diabetes educators will assess needs for specific information and skills, teach self-care and provide continuing help. Most insurance companies cover the fee for the class series. A family member or friend is encouraged to attend at no additional cost.

For more information or to register, call 319-768-4165.

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