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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

March 06, 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 19 at the Belleview Public Library. This class series was originally scheduled to start on March 5.

The six-class series will help individuals learn more about diabetes and the changes residents may need to make to their daily habits to ensure they can effectively control it. The classes 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 19 to April 23 at the Belleview Public Library (13145 SE County Highway 484, Belleview).

The sessions are open to anyone to attend; individuals who are age 65 and older and/or Medicare recipients are particularly encouraged to attend. Interested residents should pre-register to ensure sufficient class materials are available. To register or find out more information, contact Demi Danso at 352-644-2618 or Demi.Danso@FLHealth.gov.