Baptist Health Medical Center-Arkadelphia Holding Free Diabetes Education Class at Gurdon Food Pantry

GURDON, Ark. – Learn more about diabetes and its risk factors during a free Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) class on Monday, Aug. 19, at 5 p.m. at the Gurdon Food Pantry, 106 Walnut St. in Gurdon.

The two-hour class, hosted by Baptist Health Medical Center-Arkadelphia, invites residents to learn how to count carbohydrates and read food labels. Participants will receive information on how to manage their health through nutrition and physical activity, and learn techniques to reduce stress and cope.

To sign up or for more information, contact (870) 245-8213.

Prior to the class, Baptist Health will be checking blood pressure and blood sugar from noon to 1:30 p.m. for seniors and from 2 to 4 p.m. for the general public at the food pantry.

DEEP classes are also offered by Baptist Health in Bryant, Benton, Lonoke, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Sherwood, Maumelle and Conway.

Baptist Health Medical Center-Arkadelphia – which has four rural health clinics in Gurdon, Prescott, Caddo Valley and Bismarck – hosts a number of events related to diabetes education throughout the year.

For more information about how Baptist Health Medical Center-Arkadelphia is working to meet the needs of residents through services like the DEEP program and other diabetes resources, visit or call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST.


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