Free Diabetes Education Classes Offered in November & December

Approximately two out of every five Americans will develop type 2 diabetes at some point during their adult lives, according to U.S. government estimates. The ongoing diabetes and obesity epidemics, in combination with increasing human lifespans, is expected to increase lifetime risk of type 2 diabetes to about 40 percent for both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/).

For those who are newly diagnosed with diabetes, for those diabetics who need additional instruction to better manage the disease, and for 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 diabetes nurse educator, as well as 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: FREE Diabetes Management Program at West Chester Hospital
WHERE: West Chester Hospital, 7700 University Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069
WHEN:

  • Nov. 4 & 18 – 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 11 & 25, 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 9 & 30 – 5 to 9 p.m. 

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

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