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Great River offering diabetes classes

WEST BURLINGTON ? Great River Diabetes Education Program offers four-week group diabetes classes every month. The next morning series will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays beginning Oct. 19. Afternoon classes are from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Oct. 30.


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, medication, diabetes-related health problems and 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.


For more information or to register, please call 319-768-4165.