A four-week diabetes education class will be offered on Fridays, January 6 through January 27, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. The series is designed to increase awareness about diabetes causes and symptoms, complications, prevention, management, self-care and other issues.
According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, more than 10 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, and another 5 million are undiagnosed. And of the newly diagnosed diabetics, 85 percent are over the age of 45. Yet with early and proper treatment, as well as increased awareness and education, diabetes sufferers can live long and productive lives.
The class is free; however, pre-registration is required. To register, please call the Fullerton Community Center at (714) 738-6305.
In addition to the class, the Center offers an ongoing diabetes support group, which meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. the first Friday of every month, beginning February 3. No pre-registration is required for the support group.
Both the class and the support group will be led by registered nurse and diabetes educator Yvonne Ahmid.
The Fullerton Community Center is located at 340 W. Commonwealth Ave., in Fullerton.
Persons requiring special accommodations to participate in either the education series or the support group are asked to notify Fullerton Community Center staff prior to attending the programs.