Type 1, 2 diabetes education class offered at HCHC Tuesday

Henry County Health Center?s Diabetes Team will be offering a one-day diabetes education class Tuesday, Jan. 23. This program is open to anyone who has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

The class will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Health Education Center at HCHC. Meals will be served to class participants and their guest. Directions will be given when you call HCHC?s Diabetes Education Center at 319-385-6518 to register. Please register by Monday, Jan. 22nd.

Topics include meal planning; exercise; personal goals; eye disease; glucose monitoring; foot, skin and dental care; complications of diabetes; explanation of diabetes; medications; and behavior modifications. There will be time for questions.

The purpose of the program is to provide people who have diabetes and their families the latest information regarding the disease and to help them become aware that diabetes education is a lifelong process.

There is a fee for the class; however, many insurance plans will cover the program. For more information, or to sign up, contact the HCHC Diabetes Education Center at 319-385-6518.