Great River Health System offers diabetes classes

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.