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Classes and health education at GCMH

October 9, 2016
Reinbeck Courier

Live Well Diabetes Prevention Program Begins on Tuesday, October 4th

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-recognized lifestyle change program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. If you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes or your doctor has told you that you have pre-diabetes, this program is for you. This yearly program begins on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the GCMH Education Room and classes will meet on all Tuesdays in October. You can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by, losing weight, eating healthy and being more active. The Live Well Diabetes Prevention Program at Grundy County Memorial Hospital provides the expertise of a lifestyle coach trained specifically in PREVENT T2, a proven program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

GCMH Walk With a Doc October 5th

Walk with a Doc is a nationwide non-profit organization that encourages healthy physical activity in people of all ages. Doctors lead community walks that demonstrate that walking is a great way to improve everyone's health and well-being. New UnityPoint Clinic physician Dr. Eric Neverman has signed up to lead local walks. The first walk is Wednesday, October 5, leaving from the UnityPoint Clinic Entrance (Entrance #2), 101 East J Avenue in Grundy Center, at 12:00 noon. You can participate over your lunch hour. Each walk begins with a brief health talk from the doctor, followed by about 30 minutes of walking. The first walk begins at the UnityPoint Clinic entrance to the hospital (Entrance #2), 101 East J Avenue, Grundy Center, and travels through the Grundy Center Sports Complex to the Pioneer Trail, and then returns to the hospital parking lot. If you sign up for our email list, you'll be advised of future walk locations. Most will take place on the local trails. Email and let us know you'd like to Walk with a Doc! Just show up at noon on October 5th to join the first walk. Information on future walks will be provided to you via email. It's free. Simply wear your walking shoes!

Safe Sitter Monday, October 10th

Prepare your child to babysit for other children, care for a sibling, or stay home safely after school by themselves. Safe Sitter includes instruction in first aid, as well as the basics of diaper changes, feeding young children, and engaging children of different ages in appropriate play. The young person must be 11 years old to enroll. Cost covers materials and certification card. This course is co-sponsored by Grundy County Extension and Grundy County Memorial Hospital. The class will be held from 7:45 a.m. 4:00 p.m. in the hospital Education Room. Come in Entrance #3 on the west side of the hospital.

Just What the Doctor Ordered Nutrition for Diabetes Monday, October 17th

Learn how simple lifestyle changes can impact your chronic condition. The goal of this free class is to support your doctor's guidance on managing your type 2 diabetes with practical advice on lifestyle changes. Taught by experienced registered dietitian-nutritionist and diabetes educator Wendy Brewer RDN, LD, the information on nutrition can have an impact on diabetes beyond what can be accomplished with medication alone. The class will be held in the Education Room at 5:30 p.m.

For more information or to register for classes, call Brenda Schmidt at 319-824-4161 or you may register on the hospital's website:

Grundy County Memorial Hospital

201 East J Avenue, Grundy Center

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