murray calloway hosp2MURRAY, Ky. (3/14/14) — Two of Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s medical clinics are starting Diabetes education classes for those with diabetes and their family members.

Murray Medical Associates, located on the fourth floor of the Medical Arts Building West Wing at 803 Poplar Street in Murray, is hosting classes this month Wednesday, March 19 at 8:30 a.m. and Thursday, March 20 at 3 p.m.

Marshall County Family Medical, located at 543 Powell Lane in Benton, is hosting a class Thursday, March 27 at 3:30 p.m.

“These classes focus on the basics of meal planning, diabetes self-care, and getting or staying active. If patients need further instruction for specific medications, we can facilitate that too,” said Kathy Farley, Clinic Manager.

Classes run approximately one to one and a half hours, depending on the needs of the attendees.

The content will be tailored to those in the class, creating a custom experience that aims to answer any questions attendees may have and provide as much information as possible.

There is no charge for the class, and all are welcome to attend one or multiple sessions. Family members are also encouraged to attend, as the diabetes management process often involves them as well.

Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States. A quarter of those with diabetes (7 million) do not even know they have it. An additional 79 million, or one in three American adults, have pre-diabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. Recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless more preventative steps are taken.

Interested parties are asked to pre-register for the class.

For more information or to pre-register, contact Farley at (270) 762-1782.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Murray-Calloway County Hospital

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Work Continues on Madisonville's Downtown Plaza

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) ― Workers use scaffolding as they construct the downtown First United Bank Plaza on Center… Read More

Family Loses Possessions, Dog in Sugg Street Fire

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) — No one was at home when a family’s residence caught fire this morning at 447 Sugg St. in… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 5466

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5228

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5044

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 4961

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4174

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 3934

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 13305

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11508

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 27, 2015 5466

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 27, 2015 2398

MPD Searching for Man Accused of Nearly Running…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 27, 2015 2375

Family Loses Possessions, Dog in Sugg Street Fire

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1995

Young Child Dies in Princeton Fire

by Chris Rogers, KSP
March 27, 2015 1577

Hopkins Grand Jury Indictments Handed Down

by Karen McKnight
March 27, 2015 1432

Rehabber Explains Her Mission; Efforts Filmed by…

by Ron Sanders
March 27, 2015 1253

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin
March 27, 2015 1219

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - March 27,…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 28, 2015 1053

Tractor Trailer Takes Out Guardrail on I-69,…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 27, 2015 1048

Utility Tax Petition Signatures Put Choice before…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News