To help local residents stop diabetes Burgess Health Center will offer a diabetes prevention class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 28 at Burgess in Onawa.
It is for anyone with a family history of diabetes or those diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Learn how eating healthy and being more active can cut your risk of diabetes in half. Teaching the class will be Burgess certified diabetes educators Michele Kirkendall, registered dietitian, and Sue McLaughlin, registered nurse.
“This class will help anyone with risk factors for pre-diabetes including high blood pressure, high triglycerides or LDL levels, being overweight and family history,” says Kirkendall.
Participants will receive a food and activity journal, pedometer, a coupon for blood work and a delicious meal. There is no fee for the two-hour session. However, persons must pre-register by calling the Burgess Diabetes Center at 712-423-9268.