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 prediabetes or are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, 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!

  • Spanish Diabetes Classes
    • Ser diagnosticado con diabetes es un evento que cambia su vida. El manejo de la enfermedad puede llevar mucho tiempo y ser abrumador. El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Knox ofrece una serie gratuita de tres partes y una variedad de recursos para ayudar.
  • Online Diabetes Management Class

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.

  • Do you live or work in Knox County AND score 5 or higher on the risk test? The Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes Program might be a good fit for you!

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 three-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
Nutrition@knoxcounty.org or call 865-215-5170.

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Knox County Tennessee - Health Department

Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5000

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Please Note:

On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), 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.
On the third Wednesday of every month, KCHD clinics (Women's Health, COE, CDC, Dental, TIC, Immunizations, COVID clinic and West) are closed in the morning for staff clinical education. On these days, the main location will open at 10 a.m. and the West Clinic will open at 10:30 a.m.
*All other offices will open at 8 a.m.

Infant and childhood immunizations as well as adult vaccines by appointment ONLY. Please call 865-215-5950.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-215-5950

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), 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.

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