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Space still available in upcoming free diabetes self-management classes; residents encouraged to sign up today

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

February 22, 2019

 

OCALA, Fla.—Residents still have an opportunity to sign up for free diabetes self-management classes. The first class in the series is scheduled to start on March 5 at the Belleview Public Library.

The six-class series will help residents learn more about diabetes and the changes they may need to make to their daily habits to ensure they can effectively control it. The six-week class will cover: understanding diabetes, risk factors, eyes, teeth, toes and feet, physical activity, meal planning, preventing complications, and medications and medical care. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon from March 5 to April 9 at the Belleview Public Library (13145 SE County Highway 484, Belleview).

People who are age 65 and older and/or Medicare recipients are particularly encouraged to attend, but anyone is welcome to come to the sessions. Interested residents are encouraged to pre-register. To register or find out more information, contact Demi Danso at 352-644-2618 or Demi.Danso@FLHealth.gov.