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Free diabetes information classes February 2 & 4

Hospital news | Friday, January 25, 2019

Diabetes educational seminars at Ashtabula County Medical Center return Saturday, Feb. 2 and Monday February 4

ACMC Diabetes Educator Lori Gilhousen, RN, CDE, said diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, and some deaths could be prevented with early detection and careful disease management including lifestyle changes. Pre-Diabetes can progress to Type 2 diabetes in five years for some people according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Class participants will learn lifestyle changes needed to manage diabetes; how to adapt eating and meal preparation, why movement and exercise are key; personal monitoring and accountability; how to use your individual monitoring and more.

Classes are 90 minutes each; with Saturday's class starting at 10 a.m. and Monday’s class starting at 6 p.m. Both classes meet in the ACMC 5th Floor Solarium. The classes are free. To sign up, visit www.acmchealth.org and click on the calendar, or call the ACMC Diabetes line, 440.994.7598.