Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pekin Hospital to Offer Diabetes Education Workshop

Pekin Hospital is pleased to offer an adult diabetes education workshop on April 4, 5, & 6, 2011.  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: 

v      the importance of diabetes control and the factors that influence this control
v      how to plan meals according to food selections and serving size
v      the possible complications associated with diabetes
v      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 March 28, 2011.  To register, please call (309) 353-0719.

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