Beginning Tuesday, September 19th, Rogers County Health Department is offering the free “I’m In Control” diabetes self-help class for anyone with diabetes and/or caring for someone with the disease. This class is especially good for those with a new diagnosis and/or having trouble controlling their glucose levels.
This class hosts local professionals presenting on specific topics related to diabetes and is scheduled in two-hour sessions on six separate days in September. The dates are the 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, and 28th; with most classes times between 12:30 – 3:00 p.m, depending on the date. Please visit http://rogers.health.ok.gov for schedule.
Participants have the opportunity to hear and ask questions about diabetes, exercise, foot care, medications, stress management, diet, eye care, and self-blood glucose monitoring. The professionals volunteering their time are Dr. Bill Smith; Julie Hancox, DPT; Dr. Mary Johnson, Podiatrist; Terry Seribandon, R.Ph; Renetta Harrison, Health Educator; Melanie Sipes, RD, LD, D.Ed.; Dr. Reinecke, Ophthalmologist; and class coordinator, Fran Hrdlicka, RN.
This class is offered 2-3 times each year with many past participants testifying they have gained helpful knowledge and tips, and most of all they appreciate being able to ask professionals their questions without having to make an appointment. If you have questions and/or want to enroll in this class, please contact Fran Hrdlicka at the Rogers County Health Department, 918-341-3166.