Free diabetes education programme for Blarney

A series of free education courses for people with diabetes are planned for Blarney during 2017. The award winning X-PERT course is being organised by HSE Senior Community Dietitian Ms Anne Marie O’Connor, in conjunction with local general practitioners. The aim of the XPERT course is to educate people affected by diabetes so that they can best manage their condition, improving their health and increasing their control over their diabetes. The course consists of a two and a half hour education session each week, for six weeks, during which participants learn all about what diabetes actually is; what treatments are available, and how diabetes is affected by weight, diet and exercise. There are lots of practical tips and participants learn from each other. Ms. Anne Marie O’Connor, HSE Community Dietitian said, “Attending the XPERT course is proven to help participants increase their knowledge, skills and confidence in managing their diabetes in an enjoyable group format.” If you have diabetes and are interested in attending this Free Diabetes education course in Blarney in September/October 2017, please register online at www.hse.ie/xpert

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