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DOH-Marion provides free diabetes education in Marion Oaks

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

June 29, 2022

 

Ocala, Fla.—It’s not too late for Marion Oaks-area residents to learn more about diabetes at a location close to them.

The Department of Health in Marion County, in partnership with the Marion County Hospital District, is holding free weekly classes on diabetes education and prevention at the Marion Oaks Fitness and Recreation Center, 280 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala.

The Department’s Diabetes Empowerment and Education Program, or DEEP, program runs for six weeks, beginning 9:30–11:30 a.m. June 30. The classes will meet at that same time and location each Thursday through Aug. 4.  

DEEP is a series of classes that helps participants who have diabetes or are considered pre-diabetic better understand their condition and self-care.

Classes will cover topics such as understanding how diabetes affects the human body and how to monitor it. DEEP also includes instruction on the importance of a healthy, balanced diet, meal planning, and physical activity. Further, the classes will teach participants how to identify and prevent diabetic complications.

AdventHealth Ocala staff also will provide free clinical screenings.

DEEP is free, but space is limited.

To register or to learn more, call 352-644-2624.

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