Highland Offers Diabetes Management Classes in August
Classes teach people how to manage diabetes through lifestyle changes
July 20, 2012
Rochester, N.Y., July 19, 2012 — Managing diabetes can be challenging, but lifestyle changes can be made to help control the chronic condition. Highland Hospital’s Diabetes HealthSource is hosting a series of classes from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 1, 8, 15 and 22 to offer guidance and advice on how people with diabetes can improve their quality of life. Classes will be held in the Collins Auditorium at Highland Hospital (1000 South Avenue). The cost is covered by most insurers with one co-pay, and each participant can bring a support person. Parking is free. For more information or to register, call (585) 341-7066.
Certified Diabetes Educators will be available to make recommendations on healthy food choices, physical activity and stress management. Guest speakers and experts in exercise, medications and emotions will help patients develop personalized plans to manage their diabetes.
Nearly 26 million Americans – more than 8 percent of the U.S. population – are known to have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 1.9 million people age 20 and older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in the United States in 2010.