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Diabetes Educ Classes Offered by KGH


June 17, 2010

Ketchikan, Alaska - Dawn Teplick, RN, Diabetes Educator for Ketchikan General Hospital will be leading a series of Diabetes Education classes from 4-6 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesdays, starting July 13th.

The classes will cover a range of information and offer learning, sharing and support for people living with diabetes. Erica Luther, RD, will also be a class instructor.

The dates and topics for the classes in the series are:

July 13: Diabetes Basics and Nutrition
July 20: Carbohydrate Counting; Self Blood Sugar Testing; Low Blood Sugar; Physical Activity
July 27: High Blood Sugar/Sick Day Guidelines; Prevention; Complications; Healthy Eating
Aug. 3: Meal Planning; Stress; Medications; Sexual Health; Sleep; Depression; Resources

The eight-hour series will cost $330 and attendees may bring one additional person free. Medicare and other insurance will be billed for those eligible. All classes will meet at the Cedar Point conference room, 25 Jefferson Way, Suite 202, in Ketchikan.

In addition to the classes, registration also includes two private one-on-one sessions with the Diabetes Educator. These meetings will help attendees receive individualized information they can use to set goals for a healthier lifestyle.

Pre-register by July 9th. Call Dawn Teplick at 228-7685 to reserve your seat.



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.


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