Spearfish Regional Hospital's (SPRH) diabetes educators will present a diabetes self-management class starting Thursday, Feb. 2. Class time is 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at SPRH in the lower level, FMC Conference Room, 1440 North Main, Spearfish. This is a service covered by Medicare Part B and most insurance companies.

Classes are offered monthly and take place on four consecutive Thursdays. Participants need to have an order from their provider and an individual meeting with a diabetes educator before the class series begins.

The classes use the interactive Conversation MapsTM, a method addressing the topics the participants consider most relevant to their own life. Some topics covered include healthy meal planning, the relationship between diabetes and food, using your monitoring results to manage your diabetes and ways to reduce other health risks related to diabetes.

For more information about the diabetes self-management class or to preregister, call the SPRH Diabetes Education Department at 644-4251.

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