TERRE HAUTE -- In recognition of November being Diabetes Awareness Month, Union Hospital's Diabetes Education Center has planned the following activities and events.
On Monday, Nov. 7, the public is invited to attend a free dinner and presentation of "Taking Control with Curtis Story."
Story is a member of the sanofi-aventis A1C Champions Program, which is a patient led approach to diabetes education. He will share his personal experience about living with diabetes, including learning about effective self-management, developing a balanced, healthy lifestyle and overcoming fears surrounding diabetes.
The event will take place at the Landsbaum Center for Health Education on Union Hospital's campus, 1433 N. 6 ½ St., Terre Haute, and begins at 5:30 p.m., with an opportunity to meet vendors.
Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and speaker presentations begin at 6:15 p.m.
Call the Diabetes Education Center at 812-238-7577 to reserve a seat.
On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the center will offer a Pre-Diabetes Class from 6-9 p.m., in the Union Hospital Professional Office Building, Suit 503, 1530 N. 7 ½ St., Terre Haute.
The class is designed for people who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance.
Cost is $40 and will include a personalized meal plan, physical activity guide, glucose monitor, complication awareness, health care resource information and more.
Low-income assistance is available.
The center is also not accepting used needles and lancets for proper disposal.
Needles and lancets should be placed in a sealed plastic container. Disposal containers can be made using empty laundry detergent or fabric softener plastic bottles and sealing the lid with duct tape once full.
Drop off times are 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Diabetes Education Center.
No loose needles or needles in glass containers, cardboard boxes or plastic bags will be accepted.
For more information, call 812-238-7577.