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October 2006 Issue
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The UC Diabetes Center will begin offering education classes for people with type 2 diabetes at University Pointe this month.
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Center Offering Classes to Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Published October 2006

The UC Diabetes Center, the only comprehensive adult diabetes center in the region, is offering a series of self-management education classes for people with type 2 diabetes.

The center currently offers theclasses at its Burnet Avenue office in Clifton. Beginning Oct. 11, classes will also be offered at University Pointe in West Chester on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Topics include how to monitor blood glucose, guidelines for dining out, how to read food labels, the benefits of increased physical activity, and psychologically adjusting to living with diabetes, among others.

According to the American Diabetes Association, 7 percent of the population has diabetes, a disease in which the body doesn’t produce or properly use insulin.

The UC Diabetes Center estimates that there are 10,000 people with type 1 diabetes and 150,000 with type 2 diabetes in Greater Cincinnati.

Medicare and most insurance companies cover up to 10 hours of initial diabetes education and allows two hours of follow-up education per year.

For more information on the classes, including costs, call (513) 475-8200.


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