HCHC offering free pre-diabetes class Sept. 17

Henry County Health Center?s Diabetes Education Center will offer a free pre-diabetes class on Monday, Sept. 17, from noon to 1 p.m.

The class will be conducted in the Diabetes Education Center, located in Suite 25 at HCHC. Directions will be given at registration, required by noon on Friday, Sept. 14.

The purpose of the class is to help at-risk individuals reverse habits that may be leading toward a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes and its many complications. Topics will include an overview of the different types of diabetes, diet, exercise, and diabetes prevention.

Approximately 90 million people in the United States have pre-diabetes and many are not aware of it. Recent research shows that some long-term damage, especially to the heart and circulatory system, may already be occurring during pre-diabetes.

For more information or to register for the class, contact HCHC?s Diabetes Education Center at 319-385-6518. There is no fee for this class.