Diabetes Partnership to Hold Free Diabetes Education Program

Did you make New Year’s resolutions about getting back on track with your diabetes care? Do you need to learn more about counting carbohydrates? Do you need accountability when it comes to checking your blood sugar or taking your diabetes medication regularly? Maybe you just need help to get your diabetes under control.

Get help with those resolutions, learn how to take your diabetes care to the next level, and get support while you’re doing it. Register now for our February Diabetes Self-Management Education program at the Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland, 3601 S. Green Road, Beachwood. Classes are from 10 a.m.-noon beginning Feb. 5 and take place over 4 consecutive weeks, February 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Classes are free at this time but you must call 216-591-0800 to register. Later sessions may require a fee. Space is limited and classes are filling up quickly. Participants must have a physician referral, type 1 or type 2 diabetes and must be 18 years of age or older. Registration is required.

The program includes group and individual sessions with a registered dietician and/or registered nurse who are Certified Diabetes Educators. Topics covered include: control of high and low blood sugars; home blood glucose monitoring; diabetes medications -- how do they work?; stress management; exercise; carbohydrate counting; menu planning, dining out, reading food labels, portion sizes; foot and skin care; sick-day management; and long-term complications of diabetes.

Call 216-591-0800 for more information and to register.

Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland is celebrating 60 years of providing life-long programs and services to more than 8,000 children and adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in Greater Cleveland. Services include diabetes education and support programs and Camp Ho Mita Koda for children with diabetes. Call 216-591-0800 for more information.

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