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Great River Health System offers diabetes classes

Apr 13, 2018

WEST BURLINGTON — Great River Health System-Diabetes Education offers four-week group diabetes classes every month. The next afternoon series will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays beginning May 7. Morning classes will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursdays beginning May 17.

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 for diabetes

• 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.

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