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GRHS July diabetes classes

WEST BURLINGTON ? Great River Health System-Diabetes Education will continue to offer a  four-week long group diabetes class every month. The next morning series will be from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Thursdays beginning July 12. Afternoon classes will be from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Mondays beginning July 16.


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 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.