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Residents encouraged to sign up today for upcoming diabetes self-management classes

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

September 25, 2019

 

OCALA, Fla.—If you have diabetes, controlling it is a key part of living a healthy life. Fortunately, residents have an opportunity coming up soon to take free diabetes self-management classes that will lead them on the path to health success.

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County is holding diabetes self-management classes starting Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Belleview Public Library (13145 SE County Highway 484, Belleview). Classes will take place from 10 a.m. to noon each Tuesday through Nov. 5 at that location.

The classes 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. Class instructors will cover: understanding diabetes, risk factors, eyes, teeth, toes and feet, physical activity, meal planning, preventing complications, and medications and medical care.

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.