Cherokee Rose Nursing and Rehabilitation and Reliant Rehabilitation are proud sponsors of American Diabetes Awareness Month - a time to promote proper portion sizes and creating a healthy plate.

There are 25.8 million people with diabetes in the United States. Among those, 10.9 million are 65 years old or older. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic limb amputations and new cases of blindness among adults in the U.S.

In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, a free diabetic dining class will be hosted at Cherokee Rose Nursing and Rehabilitation Center located at 203 Bo Gibbs Blvd at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16.

The free event will teach people how to eat a healthy, especially during the holidays.

If you have questions regarding the class, contact Ashley Woodley at (512) 924-0789 or Tim Purviance at (806) 672-4594.

American Diabetes Month® (ADM) takes place each November and is a time to come together as a community to Stop Diabetes®! The vision of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is a life free of diabetes and all of its burdens. Raising awareness of this ever-growing disease is one of the main efforts behind the mission of the ADA. ADM is an important element in this effort, with programs designed to focus the nation’s attention on the issues surrounding Diabetes and the many people who are impacted by the disease