Type 2 Diabetes Management Events Empower African Americans to take charge of their health

11/9/2012

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Jewish Hospital and Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital will host several free programs for type 2 diabetes management that address some of the unique needs of African Americans.   According to recent research, African Americans are two times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes.

The courses will focus on basic diabetes management, nutrition and food choices, as well as lessons on preparing traditional dishes using healthier ingredients.

What:     F.A.C.E. Your Diabetes – Free Type 2 Diabetes management classes

When:    Wednesday, November 7
                3 p.m.
                              
Where: Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital 
               Churchman Conference Center, Building A
               1900 Bluegrass Ave.

Editor’s Note:  A second class will take place at 5:30 p.m. at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital and will feature lessons on making traditional dishes using healthier ingredients and methods.  Both classes will also take place on Thursday, November 8 at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at Jewish Hospital, located in Jewish Hospital, Bottigheimer Auditorium, 200 Abraham Flexner Way.

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