October 1, 2012 - Ellsworth Municipal Hospital will offer a free class session targeting individuals and families at risk for diabetes. The single-session class will be offered at two different times on October 18th at 3:00 pm to 4:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 pm.
Before people develop Type-2 Diabetes, they almost always have pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes is a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
Research has shown that if you take action to control your blood sugar when you have pre-diabetes, you can delay or prevent type-2 diabetes from ever developing. Emily Kruckenberg, Diabetic Educator at Ellsworth Municipal Hospital commented, “Pre-diabetes education is not usually covered by insurance. Due to the need for this education and the value of the information, we are offering a free education session for pre-diabetics. At the free education session participants will learn how to delay or prevent getting Type 2 diabetes through healthy diet and lifestyle changes.”
A family approach to the free education is planned, because persons who have a close relative with Type 2 diabetes are at risk for the disease. Anyone interested in learning more about Pre-Diabetes is welcome to enroll in either of the class sessions scheduled for October 18th. Screenings are also available for anyone who believes they may be at risk of diabetes. The deadline for class registration is October 12th.
For more information about screenings and/or classes, please contact Emily Kruckenberg at 641-648-7006 or click HERE to register online.