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    Diabetes classes -- free but invaluable [Fitness & Health]
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    Diabetes is no joke. Period. If you are a diabetic patient, you may feel overwhelmed by the mere diagnosis of diabetes, let alone what to do about it. Here’s the good news:  by taking responsibility for your part in managing the disease, your outcomes can improve exponentially. Don’t know where to begin? Check out these four free diabetes classes for those interested in doing just that. You have a choice in the matter. Get educated and get armed to attack your disease with the know-how to live well. Don’t let your seat be empty at these upcoming classes. Show up, write notes, take steps, get better. If you don’t have diabetes but you know you are knocking its door, be there. If your spouse, parent, loved one is the patient and you want to learn more about how to help them deal with their diabetes, join them.

    The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will host these classes beginning Oct 1 at the South Louisville Community Center at 2911 Taylor Blvd.

    Classes are free and attendance at the entire series of four classes is encouraged.  All classes are from 1:00 pm-3:30 pm. Call 574-6663 for reservations or for more information. Class size is limited so please call to make a reservation.  Here’s what you’ll learn:

    October 1 What is diabetes?  How do I check my blood sugar?  What types of food should I eat?

    October 8 What do I do when I am sick?  What kinds of problems can diabetes cause?  What medications are there for diabetics?  How do I count carbohydrates?

    October 15 How can I stay healthy with diabetes?  How do I read a label?  What do I need to know about fat and salt?

    October 22 Taking care of my feet.  Coping with diabetes.  Keeping a healthy weight and staying active.

    It may seem like an interruption to you schedule, but it’s no more inconvenient that the lasting effects of ignoring your diabetes. Seriously. This is a big deal. Call today to reserve your space…because your health really does matter.

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    About Melinda Hardin

    Melinda is a wellness mentor who is passionate about educating and inspiring people along their journey towards whole health through nutritional counseling. Her specialty is making clean eating realistic for individuals and families by crafting personal plans that account for busy schedules, grocery budgets, and food preferences. She even cleans out your pantry! Her husband Ben and their two girls, Celia and Annie Styles, live in Shelbyville. For more scoop on her business, check out

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