Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pekin Hospital to Offer Diabetes Education Classes

(January 13, 2010) – Pekin Hospital is pleased to offer an adult diabetes education workshop on February 1, 2 and 3. The series of three classes will be held from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. 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 $60 includes all three classes. Class size is limited. Registration deadline is January 25, 2010. To register, please call (309) 353-0719.

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