Diabetes education group classes at PCH

Friday, January 20, 2012

Putnam County Hospital will again be offering a group class for diabetes self-management on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

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 class will begin at 9 a.m. and will meet in the third-floor classroom of 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 Friday, Feb. 3.

The participation fee will be $25 per person and will be collected on the day of the class. The class size will be limited to 15.

The next quarterly session will be held Tuesday, May 8. The August and November session dates will be announced later.

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