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Hospital offering Diabetes Support Group, baby-sitting course

Diabetes Support

Group meets Tuesday

MORRIS – The Diabetes Education Center at Morris Hospital will host its monthly Diabetes Support Group from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Family Birthing Suites classroom at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St. in Morris.

This interactive support group provides individuals with diabetes and their family members an opportunity to support one another and gain new perspectives in diabetes self-management.

On July 22, a pre-diabetes education class will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. in Whitman Assembly Room 1 at the hospital. Participants will learn how early treatment, healthful eating and physical activity can help manage pre-diabetes, a condition characterized by blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be classified as Type 2 diabetes. Without intervention, pre-diabetes is likely to become Type 2 diabetes in 10 years or less.

Both programs are free. Registration is not required. For information, call 815-705-7367.

Hospital announces

baby-sitting class

MORRISMorris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is offering a baby sitter’s training course from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 11 in Whitman Assembly Room 1 at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St. in Morris. For those unable to make this date, the course will also be offered on Aug. 8, and Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Baby sitter’s Training Course is a perfect summer opportunity for youths age 11 and older who are interested in acquiring the information and education needed for a safe baby sitting experience. Topics include first aid, diapering and feeding techniques, bedtime strategies, safe and age-appropriate toys and games, and preparing for a baby sitting interview. Participants should bring a doll to class.

The registration fee is $40 and includes lunch. Class size is limited. Register online at www.morrishospital.org/events, or call 815-705-7365.

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