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April 26, 2011

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Dawn Teplick, RN, Diabetes Educator at Ketchikan General Hospital announced the start of the next series of Diabetes Education group classes on Tuesday, May 21. Additional classes will run consecutive Tuesday nights through June 14. All classes will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the in the Cedar Point Conference Room, 25 Jefferson Way, Suite 202.

Class dates and topics are as follows:

May 24: Diabetes Basics and Nutrition

May 31: Carbohydrate Counting; Self Blood Sugar Testing; Low Blood Sugar; Physical Activity

June 7: High Blood Sugar/Sick Day Guidelines; Prevention; Complications; Healthy Eating

June 14: Meal Planning; Stress; Medications; Sexual Health; Sleep; Depression; Resources

Medicare and other insurance billed if eligible. The 8-hour series of classes cost $330.00 and includes two private one-on-one sessions. Attendees may bring one support person free. Call 228-7685 to pre-register by May 20.

Monthly diabetes lectures are available at the Ketchikan Public Health Center, 3054 Fifth Avenue, 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday or every month. The lectures are free of charge and open to the public.


Source of News:

Ketchikan General Hospital

Ketchikan General Hospital is part of PeaceHealth, a not-for-profit Catholic health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. In 2010, KGH caregivers performed more than 73,000 patient visits.



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