Take charge of your diabetes

Yes — you can take charge of your diabetes.

If you have diabetes or care for someone who does participating in the free “Take Charge of Your Diabetes” classes will give you tools to help you manage your diabetes.

Carol Brandon with UT/TSU – Claiborne County Extension and Tammy Hamby with the Claiborne County Health Department will be offering two six-week classes to help you “Take Charge of Your Diabetes.”

The six-week class will be held on Wednesdays. One will be offered at the Claiborne County Health Department in New Tazewell from 9–11 a.m. each Wednesday, beginning July 1. The other will be offered at Servolution Health Services at 245 School Road, Speedwell, from 1–3 p.m. beginning July 1.

This is a free class participants are asked to commit to attend all of the sessions if possible. Incentives will be given and all participants who attend at least four sessions will have their name put in for a door prize. Registration is required so materials can be prepared for each participant. To register call Carol Brandon at 423-626-3742 or email at cbrandon@utk.edu.

This is a fun, skill-building program designed for persons with diabetes or family members of someone with diabetes. Participants learn skills that help them take day-to-day responsibility for their diabetes care and work effectively with their health care professionals.

For more information, please contact Carol Brandon, Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, at 423-626-3742 or email at cbrandon@utk.edu. For more information on programs offered by UT/TSU Extension, visit the website at https://utextension.tennessee.edu/claiborne/, you can also visit Facebook at UT Extension- Claiborne County.

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