To help manage your diabetes, Indigent Health Care Division and IFAS have partnered to provide diabetes nutrition education classes to Polk County residents we educate diabetics, caretakers, and family members about the disease and what it takes to manage the condition. In the classes, both the nutritional and medical aspects of diabetes are covered. Topics covered in the classes include proper nutrition and healthy meals, blood glucose monitors, medical information, exercise and the benefits of proactive management of the disease.
To learn more about diabetes, attend a diabetes nutrition education class, arrange for a diabetes support nurse to work with you and your PCP to help get your condition under control, or if you have any questions about the program, please call our diabetes support nurse at (863)519-2066. You can find the schedule for classes on our website under events. If you would like to be added to our diabetes class email distribution list for a schedule of classes, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us you would like to be added. You can always check this website, under events for class dates.
Transportation is available for Polk HealthCare Plan members through Transit Services. To schedule transportation, call (863) 534-5500 ext. 1 at least one week in advance.