Media Release

Take Charge of Your Diabetes

Friday, March 16, 2007 1:00 AM

12:45 p.m.


ALACHUA COUNTY - The Alachua County Extension Office is now offering an educational program to help adults with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar to feel better and reduce risk of health complications.  The program will include eight classes taught by a team of qualified educators and health professionals, and a personal consult with a registered dietitian.  Health assessments (height, weight, and blood pressure measurements) are included.  Classes will run from March 27 to May 15, 2007 and will be held from 2:30 – 4:30 pm each session.  Classes will be held at the Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville.


We are now recruiting participants for this program.  If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, are at least 21 years old, and are interested in being a part of this program, please call the extension office at 352-955-2402 by March 21, 2007.  The $75 program fee includes the educational classes, nutrition consultation, program materials, and health assessments.








  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).