Diabetes education, parenting classes offered 7.30

Written by David Green.

DIABETES—The August meetings of the Fulton County Health Center’s Mountain Climbing series for better diabetes care are scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 6 and 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 14, in the hospital meeting room.

Dr. Charles Lash will discuss diabetes complications including urinary tract infections.

Mountain Climbing is a 12-month program designed to help those with diabetes learn and administer better methods of caring for the chronic disease. Each month a different topic is discussed including nutrition, physical activity, medication and glucose monitoring.

There is a $5 monthly fee for the person with diabetes and no extra charge for support persons to attend.

For more information, call 419/330-2772.

PARENTING—Parenting Enrichment classes are scheduled from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 12, 19 and 26, at the Robert Fulton Agriculture Center, 8770 St. Rt. 108, in Wauseon, across from the fairgrounds.

Cheryl Barber Spires, Ohio State University Extension Educator, will lead the  interactive series. Topics of discussion will include understanding feelings, communicating effectively, offering consistent discipline, and helping children become responsible adults. 

The classes are open to parents, parents-to-be, child care providers, grandparents and anyone who wishes to know more about raising children of all ages.

A one time fee of $25 per person will be collected at the first session. 

For more information or to register, call 419/337-9210 or 800/686-9211.

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