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Horizon Healthcare Clinic’s Diabetes Education Program offers “A 7 Week Drive to 7.0!”

Fairfield Memorial Hospital strives to ensure all patients are well informed of their medical conditions and to teach them effective ways of coping and treating these conditions. One way FMH does this is by offering free informative educational classes for anyone that can benefit from the classes.

Horizon Healthcare Clinic’s Diabetes Education Program is hosting a 7 week group education program for people with diabetes located in the MAC Education rooms and there is no cost to attend! We ask that people be ready to attend the first class on Tuesday, June 4th, at 5:30 pm.  We encourage anyone with diabetes to attend.  An area that will be stressed is those who have struggled for years with uncontrolled blood sugar and often large doses of medications that cannot seem to gain control, this program will specifically help to work on those issues.  People with “uncontrolled diabetes” are strongly encouraged to attend this program.  We will provide a 20-30 minute, low-impact, chair based exercise program followed by a 30 minute education session for 7 weeks in a row to build healthier habits and an understanding of why certain healthier habits are needed.

Topics to be covered are: how diabetes works in the body, diabetes and food, complication and prevention issues, safe diabetes medication use and understanding your diabetes medications, exercise and its role in diabetes, weight loss, and much more! 

Stephen Welty, RN, CDE, FMH Diabetes Educator, provides a simple, yet effective education presentation.  He is experienced in working with all ages living with different kinds of diabetes.  Patients that have either attended these group classes or met with him 1 on 1 for education on average experience a 1.4 point drop in A1C, lower cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, 73% of people experience weight loss, and most importantly generally report a higher quality of life with more energy.  This class starts on June 4th at 5:30 pm in Horizon Healthcare Medical Arts Complex.

Please contact Stephen Welty, RN, CDE, at 618-842-4617 with any questions or to reserve your spot in this class.   Our diabetes education program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association, it is offered at no cost, and we accept people with diabetes from any medical clinic. Please attend, share with others, and come ready to enjoy life! Come by and see what we can do for you.


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