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HCHC offers free pre-diabetes class July 15th

Henry County Health Center | July 9th, 2019

Henry County Health Center’s Diabetes Education Center will offer a FREE pre-diabetes class on Monday, July 15, 2019, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. The class will be conducted in the Diabetes Education Center, located in Suite 25 at HCHC.  Directions will be given when you call 319-385-6518 to register. Please register by Noon on Friday, July 12th.

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you should attend this class:

  • Are your fasting blood sugars between 100 and 125?
  • Do you have a parent, sister or brother with diabetes?
  • Are you are overweight, inactive, or have poor eating habits?
  • Are you extremely thirsty, urinate frequently or have unexplained weight loss?Approximately 90 million people in the United States have pre-diabetes and many are not aware of it. Recent research shows that some long-term damage, especially to the heart and circulatory system, may already be occurring during pre-diabetes.

For more information or to register for the class, contact HCHC’s Diabetes Education Center at 319-385-6518. There is no fee for this class.

The purpose of the class is to help at-risk individuals reverse habits that may be leading toward a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes and its many complications. Topics will include an overview of the different types of diabetes, diet, exercise, and diabetes prevention.