In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled as the American population has aged and become more overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Rogers County Health Department (RCHD) will offer a free eight-week diabetes Conversation Map® education class. Classes will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on Mondays, July 10 through August 28, at the Will Rogers Library, 1515 N. Florence Ave. in Claremore.
“Through this conversation-based engagement and education program, participants will take a journey down the path to better diabetes management,” said Chrissy Swift, RCHD health educator.
Classes will explore what diabetes is, the relationship between food and diabetes, how to better monitor and understand blood glucose results, and discuss the effects of diabetes over time. Goal setting and assignment activities will keep participants engaged between sessions and beyond.
Anyone affected by or at risk for diabetes is welcome to attend. Due to limited space, pre-registration is required.
For more information or to register, contact Swift at the Rogers County Health Department at 918.341.3166 or email ChrissyS@health.ok.gov.