Managing diabetes can be tough, but support from health care providers, diabetes educators, community resources and friends and family can make it much easier. The first step to better managing diabetes and high blood sugar is to learn more about it.
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health, the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Montana, Clark Fork Valley Hospital and the Montana Geriatric Education Center are partnering together to offer a series of six, FREE diabetes classes. These classes provide informative and interactive ways to help people with diabetes or pre-diabetes (high blood sugar, understand diabetes and how it affects the entire body, manage diabetes in a way that makes sense for them and their individual health goals, become more informed members of their health care teams, as they continue to work with their doctors, diabetes educators and other health care providers to improve their health.
The series kicks off Wednesday, May 2, at Clark Fork Valley Hospital Training Room at 10 Kruger Rd., from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Classes then meet every Wednesday through June 6. Anyone interested can register by calling Aria Mangan at (406) 826-4669. Class size is limited, so people are encouraged to register soon.