Free Diabetes Classes Offered to Patients Living with Diabetes

American Diabetes Month is observed every November to help raise awareness of the 29 million Americans—and their families—living with diabetes. To elevate recognition locally, Southeast Georgia Health System is offering a series of four free classes in November on the Brunswick and Camden campuses to help patients better manage their disease.
“One in 11 Americans are living with diabetes today,” says Sue Ullrich, R.N., MA.Ed, diabetes program coordinator and certified diabetes educator (CDE). “People living with diabetes day-to-day need a good understanding of how to self-manage their disease for a healthy quality of life. Doing so also decreases the risk of complications associated with diabetes including kidney disease, blindness, heart attack, stroke, nerve damage and infections leading to amputation.”
The class schedule includes:

Session 1: On the Road to Better Managing Your Diabetes - 2 hours
Brunswick: Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 9 a.m.
Camden: Monday, Nov. 7, at 1:30 p.m.

Session 2: Monitoring Your Blood Glucose - 2 hours

Brunswick: Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 9 a.m.
Camden: Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 1:30 p.m.
Session 3:Diabetes and Healthy Eating - 3 hours
Camden: Monday, Nov. 14, at 1:30 p.m.
Brunswick: Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 9 a.m.
Session 4: Continuing on Your Journey with Diabetes - 2 hours
Camden: Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 1:30 p.m.
Brunswick: Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 9 a.m.
Although there is no cost to attend the November classes, a physician referral is required, along with advance registration by Friday, Oct. 28. To reserve your seat, please call Diabetes Education in Brunswick at 912-466-1689 or Camden at 912-576-6488. All classes are taught by Ullrich and Christina Miller, R.N., CDE. The Health System’s outpatient diabetes education program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for providing Quality Self-Management Education and Support