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An estimated 84 million Americans are living with diabetes. Lack of exercise and proper nutrition is a contributing factor. Access Health Louisiana (AHL) offers its patients and their families free diabetes education classes. Classes are taught in both English and Spanish at clinics throughout the AHL Network. Patients are taught the importance of eating a healthy and balanced meal, as well as how physical activity can help you keep your diabetes in control. At each class, a free healthy brunch is served. Everyone is taught the importance of setting health goals and how support from family and friends can help you achieve your goals.
This month, Diabetic Educator Meagan Ingo lead a class at the Woodworth Community Health Center outside of Alexandria, Louisiana. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Kateshia Green explained to patients how healthy coping and overcoming barriers can lead to better overall health. Patients enjoyed the support of their fellow classmates and enjoyed learning some easy-to-do exercises. Similar classes are held weekly at our community health centers in Kenner, Luling, Norco, St. Bernard, Belle Chasse, South Broad and Bogalusa. Some classes are coordinated with our community partners at Healthy Blue Louisiana.