FLORENCE – Pinal County’s Public Health program aims to reduce health complications of patients with diabetes by presenting brief educational sessions for the public.
“These sessions are designed to help those living with diabetes or those who are newly diagnosed as well as their family members and loved ones,” said Rosanna Ringer, a registered dietitian who helps supervise Pinal County’s nutrition, education and outreach programs. “We will have useful information for everyone who wants to know more about living with diabetes.”
The sessions will feature a speaker who will talk about glucose testing, self-management, healthy eating and the role of physical activity. A question and answer session will follow the main speaker’s presentation.
The topic is this month’s class will be “Physical Activity” taught by Sheri Steincamp, MS, RDN. The class will focus on recommended types of physical activity for diabetics, the barriers to physical activity and setting realistic goals. The classes will take place at the following locations:
- Thursday, January 30, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
San Tan Valley Public Health Clinic
36235 North Gantzel Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
- Friday, January 31 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Maricopa Public Health Clinic
41600 West Smith Enke Road, Building 15
Maricopa, AZ 85138
To attend one of these classes, please call Kathryn at (520) 866-7315 to reserve a spot in the class.