Claremore Announces Free Diabetes Class

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Beginning Monday, February 12, 2018, 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 lass 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 approximately two-hour sessions on five separate days in February. The dates are February 12, 14, 15, 19, and 20, during the early afternoon. Please visit rogers.health.ok.gov or call Fran Hrdlicka at 918-341-3166 for detailed schedule, times, presenter names, and enrollment information. You must enroll prior to beginning of class in order to attend.

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. Judy Riley, Optometrist; and class coordinator/presenter, Fran Hrdlicka, RN.

This class is only offered 2-3 times each year, with many past participants testifying they have gained helpful knowledge and tips. Most appreciate being able to ask professionals their questions without an appointment or a co-pay. If you have questions or want to enroll, please call Fran Hrdlicka at 918-341-3166.


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