Interested in Taking Better Care of Your Diabetes? These Free Classes Can Help You Do It!

May 9, 2013

(Petersburg, VA)-Many people would like to get their diabetes in better control, but may not know how to do it. It is not as hard as you might think. Crater Health District is ready to help you. Beginning April 23rd through May 28th, four different diabetes education classes will be offered free of charge to the public. Classes will be held on Tuesday afternoon for the next four weeks. The classes are scheduled for April 23, April 30, May 21 and May 28, 2013 from 1-3:15 p.m. at the Petersburg City Health Department, 301 Halifax St. Petersburg, VA, 23803.

All four classes will be taught by experienced, Certified Diabetes Educators from the University of Virginia Diabetes Education and Management Program. The University of Virginia will broadcast the sessions live using telehealth technology. This technology allows the educators to speak directly with those attending the class and answer their individual questions.

Do not miss your opportunity to receive reliable, research-based information on how to better care for your diabetes and to have your questions answered. People who keep their blood glucose as close to normal as possible have fewer problems with their eyes, nerves, and kidneys, and fewer heart problems later in life.

The programs are presented as a public service by the Virginia Center for Diabetes Professional Education at the University of Virginia. Partners in this effort are the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity; the UVA Diabetes Education and Management Program, and the UVA Office of Telemedicine.

For more information or to register for these free diabetes education classes, please contact Tara Rose at 804-862-7612.