Community Hospital is offering an educational program for persons who are pre-diabetic or think they may be pre-diabetic.
The pre-diabetic program consists of two classes offered on Tuesdays, January 15 and 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. The first class will cover facts on pre-diabetes and an introduction to carbohydrate counting. The second class will cover portion distortion and exercise.
Pre-diabetes means that a person’s blood sugar level is higher than normal, but has not increased enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes. Still, without intervention, pre-diabetes is likely to become type 2 diabetes in 10 years or less. And, if someone is pre-diabetic, the long-term damage of diabetes — especially to your heart and circulatory system — may already be starting. Unlike diabetes, often, pre-diabetes has no signs or symptoms.
Classes will be taught by Monica Wacker RN, certified diabetes educator, and Pat Rice, registered dietician. Total cost of the program is $10 which covers the cost of the two classes and provides the book, “The Calorie King,” 2013 version, and a pedometer.
Support people are encouraged to attend at no extra cost. A light snack will be provided. Attendees’ blood sugar will be tested after each class. Pre-registration is required by Friday, January 11. Contact Monica Wacker at 308-344-8539 to pre-register or for any questions. If you leave a message, please give your name, telephone number and if you are bringing a support person.