Program Helps Diabetics Manage Their Disease

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Fremont Area Medical Center’s Diabetes education program offers a one-day course to help those afflicted with diabetes to learn how to control the disease and lead a healthier, happier life.

Diabetes affects millions of Americans and when left untreated can lead to heart disease and stroke, damage kidneys and nerves, and affect eyesight, circulation and healing capacity.

The “Taking Charge” Diabetes Self-Management class is taught by a certified diabetes educator, registered dietitian, registered pharmacist and physical therapist.

The course covers every aspect of diabetes management, including meal planning, medication, blood glucose monitoring, exercise, prevention of complications, and coping strategies.

“Taking Charge” is scheduled for Wednesday, March 19, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on the third floor of FAMC’s Health Park Plaza, located at 450 East 23rd Street. Lunch is provided.

Registration and physician referral is required. This class is covered by Medicare and most private insurance.

For more information about diabetes care or to register, contact FAMC’s certified diabetes educator at (402) 727-3355.

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