The program “Managing Your Meals” is 10 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. The initial class will cover how to follow a meal plan, and gather information to develop a meal plan for each individual.
A follow-up class is 1:30-2:30 p.m. and reviews how individuals are doing with meal plans and teaches a new topic.
The classes and meal plans will be conducted by a registered dietitian or nurse depending on topic and availability. Registration is required by calling 270-769-1601, Ext. 1035.
Chamber of Commerce luncheon
The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is noon-1 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Lincoln Museum Community Room. The guest speaker is Lisa Williams of Kentucky Innovation Center.
Parkinson’s Support Group
The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital, 134 Heartland Dr., Elizabethtown. For more information, call 769-3100, Ext. 357.
Georgetown, John Smith: Kaye Curle will have surgery Wednesday at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Sammy Montgomery remains a patient at University of Louisville Hospital. Dolvinia Watson was at church Sunday after being ill. It was good to see her out.
Sunday morning, the guest speaker at First Baptist was Elder Henry Watson, the associate minister at Main Street Baptist Church, Lexington. Hodgenville Choir provided the music. After the morning service was the baptism of Trinity Cleaver. Many friends and family attended.
What is the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease? About 65 percent of people with diabetes die from heart disease and stroke. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or suffer a stroke than people without diabetes.
People with type 2 diabetes also have high rates of high blood pressure, lipid problems, and obesity, which contribute to their high rates of CVD. Smoking doubles the risk of CVD in people with diabetes.
The ABC treatment goals for most people with diabetes are:
With American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day in February, consider putting more focus on your heart this month. It’s an opportunity to give loved ones a heart-healthy treat or engage in a heart-smart activity. But matters of the heart aren’t just reserved for this month.