Spring Diabetes Management Series
Successfully managing diabetes requires knowledge and ongoing vigilance, which at times can seem overwhelming. That's why the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) offers a free Diabetes Management Series several times a year. The five-part series provides information on how to manage diabetes through proper diet, medication, stress management and exercise. Individuals diagnosed as diabetic or pre-diabetic are encouraged to at
Spring Series Schedule
When: Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. April 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22
Where: Knox County Health Department auditorium, 140 Dameron Ave.
How: Call 865-215-5170 to register
Parking: Parking is free and is available across the street.
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In 2011, it was estimated that almost 1 out of 10 (9.8 percent) Knox County adults (18+ years) have been diagnosed with diabetes. That same year, it was estimated that 11.3 percent of Tennessee adults have been diagnosed with diabetes, which is more than twice the 1996 estimate of 5 percent. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if current trends continue, 1 out of 3 U.S. adults will have diabetes by 2050.
The Diabetes Management Series has been a highly sought after KCHD program since the 1970s. Due to the prevalence of the disease, KCHD also administers several prevention programs aimed at reducing diabetes rates, including the Nutrition Education Activity Training (NEAT) after-school program, mini-grants for local businesses to improve diet and physical activity, walking school bus programs, breastfeeding promotion and advocacy, community engagement programs, and others.