Mercy Health offering pre-diabetes classes

If you need help managing pre-diabetes, Mercy Health – Cincinnati can help. Register today for pre-diabetes education classes offered at convenient Mercy Health locations throughout the community.

Pre-diabetes is a condition that forms before the onset of Type 2 diabetes. It means that a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal but aren’t high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Usually a fasting blood sugar level of 100-125 mg/dl indicates pre-diabetes.

The good news is that pre-diabetes is a warning sign allowing you to take action to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes educators who are also registered dietitians teach Mercy Health’s two-hour pre-diabetes education classes. Each class includes information on the following:

• Making healthy food choices

• Exercise and blood sugar control

• Monitoring blood sugar levels

Cost is $20 per class, payable in advance with check or credit card. Call 513-95-MERCY to register. Upcoming dates, times and locations follow below:

Mercy Health – West Hospital, T level, stop at the front desk for directions

3300 Mercy Health Blvd., Cincinnati 45211 (off North Bend Road, near I-74)

• Thursday, January 11, 1-3 p.m.

Mercy Health – Anderson HealthPlex, classroom one to the left of the lobby

7495 State Road, Cincinnati 45255

• Monday, January 15, 1-3 p.m.

Mercy Health – Fairfield HealthPlex, cardiac rehab classroom, 1st floor

3050 Mack Road, Fairfield 45014

• Tuesday, January 16, 5-7 p.m.

• Tuesday, February 27, 5-7 p.m.

The Jewish Hospital medical office building, 2nd floor classroom

4750 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati 45236

• Wednesday, January 31, 1-3 p.m.