Diabetes classes set

Diabetes classes set

Posted: Friday, March 18, 2011 12:10 pm

The Messenger, March 18, 2011
Gibson County and Obion County Family and Consumer Science agents Barbara Berry and Benita Giffin will present a six-session program entitled “Take Charge of Your Diabetes” April 6, 8, 12, 15, 18 and 19 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Center in Humboldt. Each class will last about two hours and is free to anyone interested. 
“Take Charge of Your Diabetes” is a fun, skill-building program designed for those with diabetes, a spokesman said, adding that participants gain self-care skills for managing their diabetes and learn how to work effectively with health care professionals. Any resident of Gibson or Obion County may attend.
Call by April 5 to register. Those who live in Gibson County may call Ms. Berry at (731) 855-7656 or Jean Winbush, center director, at (731) 784-1137.  Obion County residents may contact Mrs. Giffin at 885-3742. Those who call after 5 p.m. are asked to leave voice mail messages for Mrs. Giffin.
In addition, free “Dining With Diabetes” classes will be offered in April at the Obion County Public Library conference room at 1221 East Reelfoot Ave. in Union City. The deadline to register is April 4. These classes are set for Thursdays each week in April beginning April 7 through April 28. 
Registered dietician Glenda Nanney will instruct all classes. Diabetic dishes will be served during each class.  Diabetic recipes will be distributed, along with information about diabetes and nutrition. Attendance is very important, according to Mrs. Giffin, and diabetic caregivers are welcome to take the classes. 
For more information or to register, call Mrs. Giffin at 885-3742.
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