One in 5 children in the United States are obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
WCHC is offering an annual follow-up class for those who have had previous diabetes education. This class is designed to give individuals the tools to manage your condition.
• Meal planning
• Eating out tips
• Preventing complications
• ADA's recommendations for Standards of Diabetes Care
Refreshments and learning materials will be provided.
For more information or to register call, (319) 863-2030
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The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it's found and treated early. A mammogram - the screening test for breast cancer - can help find breast cancer early when it's easier to treat.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of detecting breast cancer early. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms, and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it's not controlled.
One in 10 Americans have diabetes -- that's more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes
WCHC's Diabetes Education program provides patients with Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes with the tools needed to lead a healthy, active life and lessen the risk of developing complications. Recognized by the American Diabetes Association and certified by the State of Iowa for Diabetes Self-Management education, WCHC provides class participants with hands on learning about:
* goal setting
* preventing complications
* meal planning
* glucose monitoring
Participants will receive a light meal, learning materials and support.
Registration is required. Sign-up by calling 863-2030.