AMARILLO, TEXAS (November 23, 2021) – BSA is raising awareness of diabetes symptoms, risk factors and management during National Diabetes Month with a free diabetes education course for the community. Anyone living with diabetes or at high-risk for developing diabetes is invited to join the class. Classes are every Thursday from 12-1 p.m. in the large conference room at BSA Outpatient Therapy Services located at 5111 Canyon Drive in Amarillo.
According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 34 million people in the United States are living with diabetes and 1.5 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed each year.
“This education is extremely important in reducing the risk of hospital admission for diabetes-related health issues, such as heart disease, infection and damage to the eyes, kidneys or nerves,” Stephanie Collins, BSA Registered Dietitian stated. “The goal of this course is to help participants improve their overall well-being.”
Throughout the seven-week course, participants will receive education on the following topics: exercise, nutrition, skin care, blood sugar monitoring, medication safety and overall management of diabetes.
“Our multidisciplinary team of instructors is committed ensuring each participant leaves the course with the knowledge to reduce their symptoms and risk factors of diabetes through healthy lifestyle habit modifications,” Collins said.
A free lunch is provided for all attendees. During each class, masking and social distancing will be required. Registration for each class is required. To register, visit bsahs.org/diabetes.
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