Thursday, October 21, 2010

Diabetic Group Classes

November is National Diabetes Month. This is a time to remember the importance of blood glucose management. Diabetic group classes offer a great opportunity to learn ways to better control your blood glucose.

The Wayne HealthCare Diabetes Self Management Education Program is offering a four week interactive class to help you live an active and healthy life with diabetes. The interactive format provides a fun way to learn while understanding how others with diabetes are dealing with different aspects of diabetes care.

The classes will discuss facts associated with diabetes and strategies to control blood sugar. We will discuss the progression of diabetes over time. We will talk about healthy eating to control blood sugar and overall health. We will review the importance of monitoring our blood sugar and how to use the results that you are obtaining to help improve blood sugar. We will discuss causes of low and high blood sugar. We will discuss how to properly treat low blood sugar and ways to lower blood sugar when it is elevated.

The classes also focus on the importance of exercise in blood sugar management. We will discuss how to incorporate physical activity into our daily lives and strategies to help us stay active. The different diabetic medications can be very confusing, so we will discuss how different medications work on the body to help manage our blood sugar. We will also talk about ways to reduce the risk of complications.

The next series of classes will be offered on November 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Wayne HealthCare. The cost to attend is $10 per class. Registration is required so please contact the Certified Diabetes Educator at 937-547-5750.

The Wayne HealthCare Diabetes Self Management Education Program would like to be part of your support system. We are an accredited program through the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

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