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Diabetes Management Series starts Jan. 12

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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 three-part series provides information on how to manage diabetes through proper diet, exercise and medication. Individuals diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes are encouraged to attend. We recommend attendees bring their spouse, family member or close friend to the classes because a strong support system can be extremely helpful in managing the disease.

Series Schedule

When:  Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. on January 12, 19 and 26

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

Click here to learn more about our diabetes management resources.

Diabetes can cause serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and lower-extremity amputations. In 2014, it was estimated that 10.5 percent of Knox County adults (18+ years) have been diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. and the eighth leading cause of death in Knox County. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if current trends continue, as many as 1 out of 3 U.S. adults could 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 (N.E.A.T.) after-school program, worksite wellness initiatives, walking school bus programs, breastfeeding promotion and advocacy, community engagement programs, and others.

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Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5000

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

On Friday, June 23, the Knox County Health Department, its two area clinics, and all affiliated offices will be closing early for a staff event. The main clinic (140 Dameron Ave.) will close at 3:30, while Teague Clinic and West Clinic will close at 3 p.m. All three locations will re-open as scheduled Monday, June 26 at 8 a.m. If you have any questions, please call the KCHD at 865-215-5000.
On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, Clinics open at 10:30 a.m.

405 Dante Road
Knoxville, TN 37918
865-215-5500

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-215-5950

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

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