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Health Council updated on resources for local diabetics

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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Certified Diabetes Educator Sandy Prince, standing, right, leads members of the Ex.C.E.L.L. class in creating a diabetic-friendly pumpkin mousse. A part of Dyer County's recent Project Diabetes grant, the class was one of several initiatives offered to local residents aimed to aid diabetes education. Members of the Dyer County Health Council received updates on two more programs to benefit local diabetics at the organization's regular meeting on Tuesday, July 16.
Members of the Dyer County Health Council received updates on two local programs aimed to aid diabetics in the community at the organization's regular meeting on Tuesday, July 16.

Certified Diabetes Educator Sandy Prince reported to Health Council members that Dyer County's monthly diabetic support group has changed its location from First United Methodist Church to McIver's Grant Public Library.

The group, which is open to anyone who wishes to attend, meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday night of the month. No meeting is held in December.

Dyer County Health educator Kathy Robinson also reported on an upcoming program to aid those diagnosed with diabetes.

A repeat of the Health Department's "Taking Charge of your Diabetes" class will take place from 1-3 p.m., every Wednesday from Aug. 7 through Sept. 11. The class will be led by Lauderdale County Extension Agent Rachel Erwin.

Those interested in participating may call the Dyer County Health Department at 285-7311.

Prince and University of Tennessee Extension Agent Beth Bell will provide an update on the county's Project Diabetes Ex.C.E.L.L. and Move More programs at the next meeting of the Health Council in the Professional Development Center at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17.



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