Free session provides education on diabetes management in Stettler

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

Local residents working to manage pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes are invited to a free Alberta Health Services (AHS) information session in Stettler.

Diabetes The Basics is a six-hour group session offered 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.

Diabetes The Basics will be held Wednesday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre – 561040 Ave.

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.

Registration is required as date and time are subject to change. For more information and to register to attend, please call the Alberta Healthy Living Program Central Zone at 1-877-314-6997.

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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