Published On: Thu, Nov 7th, 2013

Free diabetes education classes scheduled in November

The Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program is providing several opportunities around the state for people with Medicare to participate in free diabetes education classes.
The free classes, part of a program led by the West Virginia Medical Institute (WVMI), are open to people with Medicare who have diabetes, their families and caregivers. Nurses, community health workers and volunteers trained by WVMI will cover topics that include managing every aspect of diabetes, from nutrition to exercise to important tests and exams.
Classes include interactive demonstrations such as a “build your plate” visualization of fat, sugar and salt content for a meal; props to demonstrate healthy versus diseased kidney filtration; games and storytelling. For a fun and engaging learning experience, please join us for a class listed below.
Upcoming classes include:
• Greenbrier County – Eastern Greenbrier County Committee on Aging, Ronceverte Senior Center, 110 Taylor Lane, Ronceverte, Nov. 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
• Greenbrier County – Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Annex I Classroom, 202 Maplewood Avenue, Ronceverte, Nov. 14 and Dec. 5 and 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
• Greenbrier County – Greenbrier County Committee on Aging, Rupert Community Senior Center, 1003 Greenbrier Street, Rupert, Nov. 12 and 26 and Dec. 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Visit www.wvdiabeteseducation.org for more information, or to register/request a class be added in your community, call 855-376-9382.