Douglas Area Food Bank to host Diabetes courseSubmitted article
Anne Hummel, RN and Certified Diabetes Educator will be traveling to Douglas to present her free six week, twelve hour course on managing diabetes.
The course begins February 29 and continues on Wednesdays through April 4. Registration will begin before class February 29 at 1:30 p.m. at the Douglas Area Food Bank, located at 600 G Ave.
Instruction and discussion begin at 2 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. The course is appropriate for anyone with type 1, 2 or pre-diabetes, family, friends and the professional who care for them.
Over 270 people from the Douglas area have taken this course over the past fourteen years. It has helped them manage their self-care better, achieve improved control of their diabetes and communicate better with their physicians.
This course is designed to cover all the major cornerstones of diabetes self-management: medication, dietary choices, exercise and attitude. In addition critical subjects such as foot care, skin care, dental care, routine eye exams, short term and long term complications, and stress reduction will be discussed. There is an optional walk before class and an opportunity for individual review of personal records.
Questions and discussion are encouraged. The course and materials are provided free. Anyone requiring directions to the course in Douglas should call (520) 364-4170.