May 5, 2013
VISALIA – Kaweah Delta Health Care District will hold an
ongoing free monthly diabetes support group through October in Exeter.
The diabetes support group takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7
p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Kaweah Delta Exeter Health Clinic, 1014
San Juan Ave., Exeter. The topics for the next two support groups are:
-Thursday, May 9: Dental Hygiene & Diabetes
-Thursday, June 13: Nutrition & Cooking Demonstration
English and Spanish speakers are welcome at all support
groups. The diabetes support group is provided by Kaweah Delta’s Community
Outreach Department in collaboration with Kaweah Delta Health Clinics and Kaweah
Delta Specialty Clinics.
Tulare County continues to exceed state averages for rates
of diabetes, according to the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency.
Adults diagnosed with diabetes - one of several diseases linked to obesity -
has climbed since 2003, reaching 11.3 percent in 2007, compared to 7.8 percent
statewide in 2007. For more information on Kaweah Delta’s diabetes support
groups, please call 624-2416.