Diabetes class provides info

Residents working to manage pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes are invited to a free Alberta Health Services (AHS) information session.

Residents working to manage pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes are invited to a free Alberta Health Services (AHS) information session.

Diabetes The Basics is a six-hour group session offered by AHS professionals who share their expertise, provide information and encourage discussions that can help participants better manage their condition. The session is offered to people at risk of developing diabetes, as well as those who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes The Basics will be held Sept. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Rimbey Community Health Centre, 4709 51 Ave. For more information, or to register, please call 1-877-314-6997.

Participants will learn about:

• Diabetes myths and facts.

• Progression of diabetes.

• Healthy eating with diabetes.

• Blood glucose monitoring and control.

• Medications for diabetes.

• What to do during an illness.

• Benefits of keeping active.

• Adopting a healthy lifestyle.