Diabetes Education Classes Offered at West Chester Hospital in April

Nearly 19 million Americans have diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Further, the ADA indicates that seven million Americans are undiagnosed and 79 million are pre-diabetic. For those who are newly diagnosed, those who are diabetic and need a refresher course, and those who are pre-diabetic, West Chester Hospital offers comprehensive diabetes education classes every month.

The program consists of two 4-hour classes, presented by a certified diabetes nurse educator, a registered dietitian and a pharmacist. Classes feature a variety of topics including: meal planning and carbohydrate counting, making smart choices when dining out, achieving better results with medication, a review of newly released medications, and how to start (or improve) an activity program. Other areas of discussion include the psychological and social aspects of living with diabetes as well as how to take control of the disease.

WHAT: Diabetes Management Program
WHERE: West Chester Hospital, 7700 University Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069
WHEN: Tuesdays, April 22 & 29 – 5 to 9 p.m.

Register by calling (513) 298-SUGR (7847) or by signing up online at UCHealth.com/WestChesterHospital. Cost for the series is $20 which is refunded upon completion of the program. Self referrals and physician referrals are accepted.

Free Monthly Diabetes Support Group

West Chester Hospital also hosts a diabetes support group for the community on the first Tuesday of each month. Upcoming sessions are Tuesday, April 1, and Tuesday, May 6, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the West Chester Hospital cafeteria on level A. The support group serves as a forum for sharing and discussion. Registration is not required. Call (513) 298-SUGR (7847) for information.

 

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