Free Diabetes Prevention and Self-management Classes
The Southern Nevada Health District will spotlight American Diabetes Alert Day on Tuesday, March 28, to call attention to one of the most prevalent diseases in the United States. Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, Alert Day focuses on the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. and the primary cause of kidney failure, lower limb amputations and blindness.
More than 37 million Americans have diabetes. This includes approximately 254,000 people in Nevada. It’s estimated that an additional 70,000 people have the disease, but don’t know it, thus increasing their health risks.
Looking for diabetes resources? The Get Healthy Team provides resources for diabetes prevention and self-management. Throughout the year we offer free diabetes self-management, education, and support classes. Classes are taught in English and Spanish and are available in person or online.
Register now to participate in our next round of classes! To register for the classes, call (702) 759-1270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diabetes Classes in English: March 30 & April 6, from 2 – 4 p.m. at SNHD’s main public health center at 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107.
Diabetes Classes in Spanish: March 20 & 27, from 10 a.m. – noon; and March 22 and 29, from 2 – 4 p.m. at SNHD’s main public health center at 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107.
Not able to attend this round of classes? Fill out the diabetes self-management workshop form to be placed on a waiting list for future diabetes workshops.
Additional free diabetes program and resources
The Nevada Diabetes Directory, which provides information about classes, prevention, low-cost clinics, specialists, and support groups is available in English and Spanish on the Get Healthy Clark County web site. The ADA website also provides information about diabetes education programs.
The Health District’s Road to Diabetes Prevention program includes resources for people with prediabetes or who are at risk for diabetes. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a Prediabetes Risk Test and the American Diabetes Association has a Diabetes Risk Assessment Test for individuals to assess their personal risk.
For more information on living a healthy lifestyle visit our Get Healthy Clark County website.