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By Audrey Stasko, Public Information Officer

October 08, 2019

Anyone looking to discover fresh, practical ways to manage their diabetes and live a healthier life is invited to attend the Florida Department of Health in Citrus County (DOH-Citrus) and Elder Options’ Diabetes Empowerment Education Program from 10 a.m. to noon, starting on October 8, at the New Church Without Walls, 300 S. Kensington Ave. in Lecanto.

The six-week course is open to the public and provided at no cost on these dates: October 8, October 15, October 22, October 29, November 5, and ends November 12. Participants will receive tools and information to manage and take control of their health through a series of interactive sessions.

The program covers the following topics:

  • Diabetes risk factors
  • Identification and prevention
  • Medications and medical care
  • Understanding how the body works
  • Monitoring your body
  • Mobilizing family and friends
  • Meal planning
  • Physical activity

Even though the first session began on October 8, those who are interested in the program can still register for the upcoming classes. To register, call 352-513-6077 or email Seats are limited and registration is required.

For more information about DOH-Citrus, visit or follow us on Twitter at @FLHealthCitrus.