Diabetes management classes temporarily moving online

AHS program helps participants manage pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes

Residents working to manage pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes are invited to attend free Alberta Health Services (AHS) information sessions online.

Diabetes the Basics is offered as a four-part group session led by AHS professionals who share their expertise, provide information and encourage discussions that can help participants better manage their condition.

The session is offered to people at risk of developing diabetes, as well as those who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.

The information session, which launches next month, is an online version of AHS’ Diabetes the Basics workshops, which are offered regularly in communities across Central Zone.

The classes are moving online in order to follow public health guidelines on physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Regular Diabetes the Basics classes will resume in communities across the Central Zone when the pandemic ends.

Diabetes The Basics will be held via Zoom Aug. 11th, 18th, 25th and Sept. 1st from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Participants will learn about what diabetes is, foods that affect blood sugar, blood glucose monitoring and control, medications for diabetes, what to do during an illness, how physical activity affects blood sugar and the importance of foot care.

For more information and to register, call the Alberta Healthy Living Program at 1-877-314-6997.

You will receive an email with your Zoom link three days before the workshop.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

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