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Diabetes Services

New Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

Kentucky Employee Health Plan (KEHP) covers most of theses services as well as some other insurance providers. Those participants without insurance coverage will pay a minimal fee.
Please contact us at 502-955-7837 for more! For more information, please click here.  

Upcoming Support Group Meeting Dates

The Bullitt County Health Department has sponsored a Support Group for people with diabetes for many years. Initially these were held at the public library. For the past 14 years, since moving to our current facility, we have met here. Some of those who were in the early group continue to come regularly to the meetings.

The group meets the second Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted) at the health department annex building. There is no charge to attend and you do not have to register.

Class Dates

DATE LOCATION TIME
January 11, 2018 BCHD Annex 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
February 8, 2018 BCHD Annex 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
March8, 2018 BCHD Annex 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
April 12, 2018 BCHD Annex 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
May 10, 2018 BCHD Annex 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
June 14, 2018 BCHD Annex 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
July -No Class BCHD Annex 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Please contact Cynthia Brown at 502-955-5355, if you just want to know more information about the meeting. All meetings are FREE of charge. Hope to see you there.

Diabetes 101 Comprehensive Self-Management

A Comprehensive Self-Management Class Series - This series of four classes is an introduction to diabetes, discusses what diabetes is and how you will take care of yourself into the future. This is a good class for anyone who feels that they do not know much about their diabetes condition. If you are affected by diabetes (type 1 or 2) or may be at high risk for developing diabetes, this class is for you. Come and find out about the newest medications, glucose monitors, and other products designed specifically for people with diabetes.

Class One- Diabetes overview, Healthy coping and diabetes, Behavior changes and goal setting, Monitoring
Class Two-
Alternative medications, Taking medications
Class Three-
Nutrition Basics, Problem Solving
Class Four
- Being active, Reducing risks, Preparing for a disaster

Cundiff Conference Room of the main health department. Registration is required; please call 502-955-5355. The classes are free.

We have 4 sessions during 2018: January 4, 2018 2-4:00PM, April 4, 2018 2-4:00PM, July 5, 2018 9-11:00AM, and October 3, 2018 204:00PM

WHERE: Bullitt County Health Dept 181 Lees Valley Rd. Shepherdsville, KY 40165

FLU & PNEUMONIA SHOTS

Persons with diabetes or other chronic health problems need a flu shot every year. Flu shots do not give 100% protection but they do make it harder for you to catch the flu for about 6 months. You want to be sure and get your flu shot at least 2-3 weeks before the “flu season” begins so that you will be sufficiently protected. It is a good idea for the people you are around regularly to also get their flu shot. People with diabetes are about 3 times more likely to die with flu and pneumonia. A pneumonia shot is also recommended and can protect you from other infections caused by the same bacteria. Pneumonia shots can be given anytime during the year.