Diabetes education group classes offered

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Putnam County Hospital will be offering a group class for diabetes self-management on Tuesday, Dec. 13.

The material will be divided into two sessions, Diabetes 101: Diabetes Basics and Diabetes 201: Proper Nutrition which will include carbohydrate counting.

The 101 session will be led by Certified Diabetes Educator Annette Handy, RN, while the 201 session will be offered by Registered Clinical Dietitian Jamie Downen.

The group class will be offered free of charge due to a generous grant from the Putnam County Community Foundation. The class will begin at 9 a.m. and will meet in the third-floor classroom of the Putnam County Hospital. All materials and a sack lunch will be provided.

Those wishing to participate must enroll in the class by calling Putnam County Hospital's Central Scheduling at 658-2760 by Monday, Dec. 5. Seating is limited to 10.

Beginning in January, classes will be offered quarterly. Participation fee will be $25 per person and the class size will be limited to 20. The first two quarterly sessions will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 7 and Tuesday, May 8. The August and November sessions will be announced later.

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