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GCMH offers dietitian led class for diabetes, pre-diabetes

July 12, 2015
Reinbeck Courier

GRUNDY CENTER - If your doctor has told you your blood glucose level is increasing and you're at risk for diabetes, or if you've been diagnosed with diabetes, 'Just What the Dr. Ordered' may be for you. The new class focuses on controlling pre-diabetes and diabetes through nutrition and will be offered by Grundy County Memorial Hospital on July 20th. The class is part of a series of free education events at the hospital that teach people how changes in cooking and eating habits can improve chronic health conditions.

It's estimated that 29 million people in this country have diabetes, says GCMH dietitian Wendy Brewer, RDN, LD. Diabetes is linked to increased risk of heart problems and kidney disease, so controlling it is especially important, Brewer says. "When diabetes is managed well, the risk of complications is reduced. Maintaining a diet of healthy foods, exercising regularly and losing excess pounds can prevent or even reverse the progression of Type 2 diabetes," says Brewer.

'Just What the Doctor Ordered Nutrition for Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes' will be held on Monday, July 20, 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. "Our class session will focus on simple lifestyle changes at the grocery store, in the kitchen, and at your dinner table that positively impact blood glucose levels," says Brewer. Sign up for the class by phoning or emailing Brewer at 319-824-4127 or wendy.brewer@unitypoint.org. There is no charge for the class, which is made possible with a Community Health Grant from the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Foundation.

The class is held in the hospital's Education Room. GCMH is located at 201 East J Avenue in Grundy Center. Use Entrance #3 on the hospital's west side. Information about other hospital health education opportunities may be found at www.grundycountyhospital.org

 
 

 

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