Diabetes class offered at St. Catherine Hospital

(GARDEN CITY, KAS.) - Diabetes affects millions of people in the US. The diagnosis of diabetes means living with a complicated, lifelong disease. At St. Catherine Hospital, we believe education can have an important impact on your disease and that knowledge can help improve your quality of life.

The St. Catherine Hospital All Day Diabetes Classes will be held on Thursday, March 26th and a second will be offered on Thursday, April 30th. Each class runs from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm and is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.

Classes cover a variety of topics including an overview of diabetes, treatment options, lab values and goals, dietary management, counting carbohydrates, label reading, eating out, testing your blood sugar and using your meter, chronic complications, physical activity, acute complications, medications, and coping with your disease.

The cost of the program includes materials, meals, plus an additional support person if desired and is often covered by private insurance or Medicare. You must pre-register for these classes at least 7-10 days in advance. Please contact Joan Booker at 620-272-2323 to sign up.