Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pekin Hospital to Offer Diabetes Education Classes

Pekin Hospital is pleased to offer an adult diabetes education workshop on August 31st, September 1st and 2nd. The series of three classes will be held from 2~5:00pm in the 4 South Education Classroom at Pekin Hospital.

The classes are designed to provide information on managing adult diabetes and are designed to help diabetics learn and develop the skills of self-management of diabetes therapy. Topics covered in the sessions will include:
  • the importance of diabetes control and the factors that influence this control
  • how to plan meals according to food selections and serving size
  • the possible complications associated with diabetes
  • why exercise will benefit your health and make you feel good

Workshop speakers will include a Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian, Registered Nurse, Registered Pharmacist, Exercise Specialist, and Registered medical Technician.

Class fees are $60 per person (one guest may accompany the registrant at no extra cost). The fee includes all three classes. Class size is limited. Registration deadline is August 24th. To register, please call (309)353-0719.

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