April 04, 2011DAWSONVILLE, GAINESVILLE, Ga. — The Diabetes Education and Self-Management Program at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is offering a low-cost pre-diabetes class to the community. There are three chances to attend: April 19 from noon to 2 p.m. at Lanier Park, located at 675 White Sulphur Road in Gainesville, Ga.; June 14 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Dawsonville office, located at 45 Medical Center Drive in Dawsonville, Ga.; and June 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lanier Park.
NGMC offers this lifestyle intervention program to help educate the community on pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome; identify risk factors for pre-diabetes; and promote strategies for meal planning, weight loss and exercise.
This class is designed for those with a family history of diabetes or other risk factors; those whose blood sugar is "a little elevated;" or those who want to learn how to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
The cost of the class is only $10 per person or $20 per family, and no physician referral is needed to participate. Call 770-219-0976 to register or for more information.