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By Audrey Stasko, Public Information Officer

January 23, 2020

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 noon to 2 p.m., starting on Wednesday, February 5 at the Coastal Region Library, 8619 W. Crystal St. in Crystal River.

The six-week course is open to the public and provided at no cost on these dates: February 5, February 12, February 19, March 4, March 11, and ends March 18. 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

To register, call 352-513-6077 or email Seats are limited and registration is required.

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