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Hospital sets diabetes education program

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 6:57 a.m. CDT

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has set its schedule of free diabetes education programs for December. All of the December diabetes education program will be held at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St., Morris.

The Carb Counting Class will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec.  6. This month’s focus is basic carb counting, with a focus on reading labels and counting carbohydrates. This class is recommended for insulin dependent diabetics and those who want to address the fat, sodium and fiber components of the food label.

The monthly Diabetes Support Group will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. This interactive support group is intended to provide a relaxed environment where people with diabetes can learn from others.

The Diabetes Management Workshop will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18. This month’s focus is Medications, Monitoring and Foot Care with a focus on medications for diabetics, monitoring blood sugar, office visits, labs with goals in mind, prevention of secondary complications and foot care.

Registration is not required. All programs are free. For more information, call (815) 942-705-7361.  

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