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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Florida Department of Health encouraging residents to sign up for diabetes self-management classes

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County is encouraging residents to sign up for diabetes self-management classes.

If you have diabetes, controlling it is a key part of living a healthy life. Fortunately, residents have an opportunity coming up soon to take free diabetes self-management classes that will lead them on the path to health success.

The Marion County Hospital District (in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Marion County) is holding diabetes self-management classes on Wednesdays from 9 – 11 a.m. from July 21 through Aug. 25 at the Marion County Hospital District office (2547 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala).

The classes are hands-on and will help residents learn more about diabetes and the changes they may need to make to their daily habits to ensure they can effectively control it. Class instructors will cover: understanding diabetes, caring for the diabetic body, risk factors, monitoring blood sugar, meal planning, physical activity, diabetes complications, and medications and medical care.

People who are age 65 and older and/or Medicare recipients are particularly encouraged to attend, but anyone is welcome to come to the sessions. Interested residents are encouraged to pre-register. To register or find out more information, contact Jessica Cole at 352-619-4307 or [email protected]