February 6, 2015
FROM UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXTENSION
SOUTHWEST REGIONAL NEWS SERVICE
Contact: Angie Fletcher, human development specialist
Headquartered in Texas County
Tel: (417) 967-4545
E-mail: [email protected]
“Diabetes Self-Management” Classes Scheduled for Howell, Ozark and Wright Counties
HOUSTON, Mo. – Persons living with diabetes or caring for someone with diabetes have an opportunity to attend one of the three “Diabetes Self-Management” classes being held in Howell, Ozark and Wright counties starting in March.
“Having diabetes does not mean you have to stop doing the things you love to do,” said Angie Fletcher, human development specialist with University of Missouri Extension.
Class participants will learn to manage symptoms, better control blood sugar, eat healthier, fight fatigue, lessen their frustration, communicate more effectively with others about their condition and get tips on making daily tasks easier.
There is no charge to attend a class. However, a minimum of 10 registered participants is required. The following classes are open to anyone regardless of their county of residence.
Howell County class
When: 9 30 a.m. to noon, Mondays, March 2 to April 6
Where: Mercy St. Francis Hospital, 100 US 60, Mountain View
To register, contact Deanna Thompson, at 417-934-7000
Ozark County class
When: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays, March 3 to April 7
Where: Ozark County Senior Center, 307 E. High Street, Gainesville
To register, contact the Ozark County Extension office at 417-679-3525
Wright County class
When: 10 a.m. to noon, Thursdays, March 5-April 9
Where: Mansfield Community Center, 205 N. Missouri Ave., Mansfield
To register, contact the Wright County Extension office at 417-741-6134
To register, use the contact number for the respective class. A book worth $20 will be provided to individuals attending all sessions.
Additional information is available online at http://extension.missouri.edu. The class instructor, Angie Feltcher, can be contacted at the Texas County Extension office, (417) 967-4545.