The Pinellas County Extension and the University of Florida/IFAS Extension will partner with the James and Heather Gills YMCA in St. Petersburg to help those with diabetes take charge.
The program will include eight sessions taught by qualified educators and health professionals. The series will concentrate on important steps that can be taken to control diabetes, such as improving hemoglobin A1C, lowering blood pressure and creating healthy meal plans.
Classes will be offered from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays from Oct. 17 to Dec. 12 at Pinellas County Extension.
The class is geared to people who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and who are at least 21 years old. To register for the series go to http://www.pinellascountyextension.org/, and click on the registration tab. A $25 fee covers the cost of program materials.
Pinellas County Extension