Knox County Tennessee

Heart Health and Diabetes Management

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Take a step to better health today

Our team of nutritionists know that learning to manage your diabetes and manage heart health can be challenging. We want to empower you to take charge of your health so that you may live a healthy, fulfilling life.

1. Diabetes Management Classes

Type 2 diabetes is very common, but can be prevented. If you have type 2 diabetes or just want to learn more, join us for a FREE three-part series to learn about diabetes, including the role of diet and exercise, medications, and management. This class is open to everyone, regardless of your diabetes status. We also offer this class in Spanish and online!

2. Risk Assessment Test

Take 60 seconds to fill out this Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test presented by the American Diabetes Association. You can take it for yourself or even a loved one.

3. Heart Health Classes

Making healthy lifestyle changes may feel overwhelming at first, but you are never too young or too old to start taking care of your heart health. That's why the Knox County Health Department offers a free two-part series to help. Click here to learn more.

4. Accessing Healthy Food

Access to healthy foods plays an important role in preventing and managing chronic diseases, like diabetes and heart health.

Questions? E-mail the class instructor at or call 865-215-5170.

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Have Questions?
Call: 865-215-5555

Need to report a public
health emergency?

Call 865-215-5093

On the first Wednesday of every month, all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.

Clinics will also open at 10:30 a.m. (Main location) and 11 a.m. (West Clinic) on the following Wednesdays: April 17 and July 17. All other offices will open at 8 a.m.