ETSU pharmacy, dietetic students collaborate on diabetes education classes


JOHNSON CITY (August 19, 2013) – Students and faculty from East Tennessee State University’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy and the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences will hold an interprofessional series of diabetes education classes for the general public beginning this month.

ETSU student pharmacists and graduate students in the ETSU dietetic internship program will collaborate on the classes, which will be held at Johnson City Community Health Center (JCCHC). After organizing an initial series of classes earlier this year, the Gatton College of Pharmacy decided to move diabetes education efforts to JCCHC and invite members of the ETSU nutrition and foods program to contribute their expertise.

All classes are held from 6-7 p.m. one Tuesday of each month, and each focuses on a different topic that will provide useful information for those who have diabetes or know someone who does. The series begins Aug. 20 with the presentation “All About Insulin – But Were Afraid to Ask.” Other topics and dates will be “Advanced Carbohydrate Counting” on Sept 17; “Glucose Monitoring 101” on Oct. 22; and “Sweet Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating” on Nov. 19.

Located behind Woodridge Hospital at 2151 Century Lane, JCCHC is managed by the ETSU College of Nursing in partnership with the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences.

Admission is free. For questions or more information, send e-mails to .

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