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Diabetes Prevention, Diabetes Management Classes Offered

Focus is on raising awareness of disease’s risks and adopting healthy lifestyle changes.

Monday, June 21, 2010

This summer,Highland Hospital’s Diabetes HealthSource is offering a variety of classes to promote healthy eating, help prevent type 2 diabetes, and help individuals manage the symptoms of their type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

"Healthy Eating"

"Healthy Eating" is a group class that offers advice on family meal planning, healthy eating on the go, and ways to help lower cholesterol and control blood pressure.

  • Classes are offered:
    • Wednesday, June 23, 2010
    • Wednesday, July 28, 2010
    • Wednesday, August 18, 2010
  • When: From 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Diabetes HealthSource,
    2400 S. Clinton Ave., Building H, Suite 135
  • The class costs $10.
  • Call 585-341-7066 to register.

"Diabetes Wake-Up Call"

"Diabetes Wake-Up Call" is a group class for individuals with pre-diabetes, those at risk of Type 2 diabetes, and anyone who is interested in diabetes prevention. The class teaches participants about the long-term health risks that diabetes presents and shows individuals how they can protect themselves through lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise and stress management. A Certified Diabetes Educator will show participants how to adopt healthy habits that delay or potentially prevent the onset of diabetes.

  • Classes are offered:
    • Wednesday, June 30, 2010
    • Wednesday, July 21, 2010
    • Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • When: From 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Diabetes HealthSource,
    2400 S. Clinton Ave., Building H, Suite 135
  • The class costs $10.
  • Call 585-341-7066 to register.

"Living With Diabetes"

"Living With Diabetes" is a four-week class that helps participants learn new ways to manage the disease and achieve optimum health. The class is for those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes; each participant is welcome to bring a support person along. Participants learn how to help protect themselves from diabetes’ effects through lifestyle changes such as making healthy food choices, exercise and stress management. Certified Diabetes Educators and guest speakers including experts in the field of exercise, medications and emotions, will help participants to adopt healthy habits.

  • Classes are offered:
    • Tuesday, August 3, 2010
    • Tuesday, August 10, 2010
    • Tuesday, August 17, 2010
    • Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  • When: From 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
  • Where: Diabetes HealthSource,
    2400 S. Clinton Ave., Building H, Suite 135
  • Cost of the class is covered by most insurance plans with co-pay.
  • Call 585-341-7066 to register.

To register for any of these classes, please call 585-341-7066.

Before people develop Type 2 diabetes, they almost always have pre-diabetes, where their blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, recent research shows that some long-term damage to the body, especially the heart and circulatory system, may already be occurring during pre-diabetes.

People who take action to manage their blood glucose during pre-diabetes can delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes from occurring.

Diabetes and pre-diabetes can strike people of all ages and races, but some groups are at higher risk. Diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, as well as the aged population.  These groups are also at increased risk for developing pre-diabetes. Other risk factors include: having had Gestational Diabetes, being age 45 or older, being overweight, having a parent, brother or sister with diabetes, having high blood pressure (above 140 over 90), and lack of exercise.

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