Jessamine County residents with diabetes or pre-diabetes can learn how to manage their condition by attending a free diabetes-management class March 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Jessamine County Health Department, located at 215 E. Maple St. in Nicholasville.
During the class, a certified diabetes educator will provide instruction on diabetes medications and the proper use of a blood glucose monitoring system. Attendees will also learn how to choose foods that enhance their ability to effectively manage diabetes and pre-diabetes. A free snack will be provided during the class.
The diabetes-management class also gives patients tips on how to manage their medications and use exercise to get and stay healthy, according to JCHD registered dietician Elizabeth Bender.
“The class will benefit those who are newly diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, and even those who have had diabetes for years,” Bender said.
JCHD offers diabetes-management classes five times per year (two classes in the fall and three between January and June). In addition to the diabetes-management class, the health department offers individual instruction for those with diabetes or pre-diabetes who would benefit from individual meal planning instruction.
Pre-registration is required for the diabetes-management class. To register for the class or make an appointment for individual instruction, call JCHD at 859-885-4149.
For more information, visit www.myjchd.org or like JCHD on Facebook at www.facebook.com/myjchd.