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Diabetes Education Classes

29 million Americans have diabetes.  Another 86 million Americans – one in three adults – have prediabetes.  Prediabetes is a condition where your blood sugar levels are high, but not high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes.  Access Health Louisiana has Nurse Care Coordinators specifically trained to help you control your diabetes.  Our nurses meet with you to help you come up with a dietary plan, set goals and teach you fun and effective ways for lowering your blood sugar levels.  Scared of taking insulin?  AHL’s nurses will help you beat the needle blues by showing you easy ways to administer and take insulin.

We even offer more support for patients through our monthly “Lunch and Learn” sessions sponsored by Amerigroup.  During the sessions, patients and their families can ask questions and get answers regarding their diabetes while enjoying a light lunch.  The Care Team will assist you in learning ways to take charge of your health and decrease the negative consequences of diabetes.  Classes are taught in both English and Spanish.

Class times and locations are listed below:

St. Tammany
Community Health Center
501 Robert Blvd., Slidell
Classes Individual by Appointment
Lunch & Learn
with Charidie Menesses
Every 2nd Wednesday 1-2:30pm
Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14
Belle Chasse
Community Health Center
8200 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse
Classes Individual by Appointment
Lunch & Learn
with Charidie Menesses
St. Bernard
Community Health Center
8050 West Judge Perez Dr.,
Suite 1300, Chalmette
Classes
Lunch & Learn
with Charidie Menesses
Individual by Appointment
St. Charles
Community Health Center – Luling
843 Milling Ave., Luling
Classes 1st Monday of the month from 12:30-3:30 (English) 1-3:30pm (Spanish)
(Oct. 10th, Nov. 7th, Dec. 5th)
Kenner
Community Health Center
1401 West Esplanade Ave.,
Suite 108A, Kenner
(inside the Esplanade Mall by Dillard’s)
Classes Every 3rd Wednesday of the month (English)
(Oct. 19th, Nov. 16th, Dec. 14th)
Every 4th Thursday of the month (Spanish)
(Oct. 27th, Nov. 17th, Dec. 15th)
St. Charles
Community Health Center – Norco
16004 River Road, Norco
Classes  Every 3rd & 4th Thursday of the month
Oct. 27th, Nov. 17th, Dec. 15th
South Broad
Community Health Center
3300 S Broad Ave, New Orleans
Lunch & Learn
with Matthew Arnold
Every 1st Thursday 11:30-1pm

Jan.5, Feb.2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1

Washington
Community Health Center
2801 S Columbia St. Bogalusa
Lunch & Learn
with Charidie Menesses
Every 3rd Thursday 1:30-3pm
Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15
Tangipahoa
Community Health Center
43251 Phyllis Ann Dr, Hammond
Lunch & Learn
with Anne M. Baudier
Janaury 25th 12-1:30pm

 

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