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GRHS to offer Diabetes classes in August

WEST BURLINGTON ? Great River Diabetes Education offers four-week group diabetes classes every month. The next morning series will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, beginning Aug. 9. Afternoon classes will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning Aug. 13.


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.


The American Diabetes Association has awarded Great River Diabetes Education with its Education Recognition Certificate for providing a high-quality diabetes self-management program.


Recognition assures that education programs meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and are an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. The Iowa Department of Public Health also has accredited the program.


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