Free diabetes education classes


By Heather Kinder - [email protected]



MADISON – Boone Memorial Hospital and Quality Insights are offering free diabetes education classes that begin Tuesday, February 21 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

According to the press release from BMH the hospital partnered with Quality Insights in 2013 to provide free diabetes classes to the community.

The classes will be held in the first floor private dining room across from the gift shop. BMH Physician Extender Kelli Canterbury, FNP-BC and Diabetes Education Empowerment Trainers from Quality Insights will be teaching the classes.

The classes last approximately 90 minutes and will be for six weeks. The classes will be held on Tuesday’s of each week from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

According to the press release, “All participants who attend at five of the six classes will receive a certificate showing they have fully completed a certified diabetes class.”

The classes are open to individuals who have diabetes, family members and caregivers.

Participants will learn “all about diabetes, including a focus on its risks, nutrition, weight management and how to properly manage medications.”

The Diabetes Education Classes are not only being offered in Boone County they are offered all across the West Virginia.

Class Dates

Tuesday, February 21

Tuesday, February 28

Tuesday, March 7

Tuesday, March 14

Tuesday, March 21

Tuesday, March 28

Class Time

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

To register for these classes or a future class you may contact Susan Sims at [email protected] 1-800-642-8686 or 304-346-9864 ext. 3221 or Natalie Tappe at [email protected] 1-800-642-8686 or 304-346-9864 ext. 3226.

By Heather Kinder

[email protected]

Heather Kinder is a reporter for the Coal Valley News. She can be contacted at 304-369-1165 ext. 1661, [email protected] or on Twitter @CVN_hkinder.

Heather Kinder is a reporter for the Coal Valley News. She can be contacted at 304-369-1165 ext. 1661, [email protected] or on Twitter @CVN_hkinder.

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