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McHenry County Department of Health offering classes on self-care

The McHenry County Department of Health is offering several free six-week classes focusing on improving physical activity, self-care, nutrition and individual action steps.  

“Diabetes is a chronic progressive disease, which requires knowledge and support to manage,” said registered nurse Carol Waggoner, an educator for the health department. “We are offering these free classes in a variety of community settings so that they are accessible to all.”

The curriculum was developed by Stanford University to increase the confidence of participants to manage or prevent diabetes. The class includes a variety of interactive activities such as brainstorming and problem-solving.

Current class members offer glowing praise: 

“This has been a positive learning experience – time well spent!”

“It gave me guidelines to help manage my blood sugar.”

“I have been looking for this for some time now and have found it very helpful.”

“This class has been a valuable tool in managing my health. The instructors are caring and knowledgeable and have been inspirational in fostering positive thinking and a healthier lifestyle.”

Registration is underway for several classes. A class will begin at 6 p.m.
Aug. 1 at St. John the Baptist Catholic School, 2304 W Church St., Johnsburg.

To register, visit or call Waggoner at 815-334-4580.  

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