Free Monthly Diabetes Education Classes Offered at West Chester Hospital

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 certified 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 Classes at West Chester Hospital (WCH) – January, February & March
WHERE: West Chester Hospital, 7700 University Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069
WHEN:
• January 6 & 20 – 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• January 12 & 19 – 5 to 9 p.m.
• February 10 & 24 – 5 to 9 p.m.
• March 3 & 17 – 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• March 10 & 24 – 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/

FREE Diabetes Support Group Offered
West Chester Hospital also hosts a diabetes support group for the community on the first Tuesday of each month. Upcoming sessions are Jan. 6, Feb. 3, and March 3 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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