Diabetes Education Classes to be Offered in at Gaithersburg and White Oak Libraries
According to a news release, the African American Health Program (AAHP), part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is sponsoring the event a long with a Diabetes Dining Club, which hosts monthly food tastings. The education program and dining club are designed to help the African American/Black, African, and Carribbean residents of the County reduce the rate of diabetes and diabetes complications in the community.
The classes will be lead by a nurse and dietitian and will meet for 10 hours over a course of four consecutive weeks. The classes are accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).
The news release states that in Montgomery County, and nationally, African American/Blacks have higher rates of diabetes related emergency room visits and hospitalizations for both acute and longer term complications.
The education classes will start on March 1 in Gaithersburg and April 7 at White Oak.
To register, visit the African American Health Program website.