Free courses to deal with Type 2 diabetes available in Tuscaloosa

Fight against diabetes in West AL

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Maude Whatley Health Services wants to reach to the Tuscaloosa community with a new effort to fight diabetes.

The program is called Change your Lifestyle, Change your Life. It specifically targets people who are borderline or already suffer from type 2 diabetes.

On Thursday, organizers kicked off the first of several meeting around the Tuscaloosa area. It allowed people participating in the program to work directly with trained lifestyle coaches to help folks develop their own individual health and wellness plans.

“So we’re trying to get people to eat well. Track their physical activity. Get at least 150 hours of physical activity," Q Sanders with Maude Whatley explained.

The diabetes classes are free to the public. Anyone interested may attend any of the free information sessions to learn more. Meetings are scheduled to occur on the following dates:

Thursday, January 10 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Robert Hasson Center - 1513 12th Street, Northport, Alabama 35476

Tuesday, January 15 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Stillman College Hay Center - 3601 Stillman Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401

Wednesday, January 16 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Stillman College Hay Center - 3601 Stillman Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401

A Spanish-language meeting is also scheduled on the following date:

Friday, January 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Whatley Health Services - 2731 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

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