Laredo, TX—The City of Laredo Health Department (CLHD) is inviting the public to join an innovative and exciting Diabetes Education Prevention initiative “Healthy Living/Viviendo Mejor”. This is the third cycle to help increase prevention, awareness, reduce risks of diabetes and its complications and improve diabetes self management to prevent this illness, which affects many in our community.
HLVM just graduated its second class and is currently seeking fifty (50) people to enroll in the third cycle. What is unique about these sessions is that it focuses on the family and community at large who are at risk of diabetes. HLVM helps persons take control of their chronic disease with self management and risk reduction classes, cooking lessons, fitness activities and peer support activities. Participants of the first session commented that what they learned during this program was life changing!
These free interactive classes are being offered to persons with diabetes but as important, to their family members and/or persons at risk of developing diabetes. We want to intervene before someone develops diabetes and/or its complications. All persons enrolled in the group will also get free diabetes screening.
City of Laredo Health Department
(other sites available)
2600 Cedar Avenue
Wednesday May 9, 2012
(class will meet every Tuesday & Wednesday