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Cindy Ficorelli
Phone: (810) 606-6270
Fax: (810) 606-6279
caficorelli@genesys.org

03/01/2012

Genesys offers diabetes prevention classes this month

GENESEE COUNTY, MI) The Genesys Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center is offering a three session course entitled Preventing Diabetes. Topics covered in the class include: understanding the implications of elevated blood sugar, risk factors of diabetes and learning how to reduce them, lifestyle changes and choices, nutrition, snacking, eating out, benefits of physical activity, identifying cues that impact food and activity decisions, and obstacles to maintaining a lifestyle that will prevent diabetes.
The classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on these dates: March 20, April 3 and April 17, in the Genesys Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center, located on the Genesys Regional Medical Center - Health Park campus in Grand Blanc (inside the Genesys Athletic Club complex).

Cost is $35.

To sign up for this session or an upcoming session, call the Genesys Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center at 810-606-7720.

The Genesys Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center is certified by the Michigan Department of Community Health, and is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. It is considered one of the largest education programs in the state for people with diabetes. Certified educators (including registered dietitians, nurses and social workers) help clients understand their medical condition, and offer support on the journey to behavior change.

Genesys also offers diabetes support group classes every other month. Classes offer support, education, guest speakers and group discussions. Those with diabetes and their families and friends are welcome. For details, call 810-606-7720,

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