La Porte Hospital offers a variety of diabetes education and programs to the community, some free of charge. For Free Pre-Diabetes Classes: Come learn about the risk factors for diabetes and steps to manage pre-diabetes. This class is perfect for individuals who may have had an abnormal blood sugar reading, or whose doctors have expressed concerns about the possibility of developing diabetes. All are welcome; registration is not required. Classes meet from Noon – 1p.m., the third Monday of every month at the Heart & Vascular Conference Room, first floor of 901 Lincolway, La Porte. The next class is Jan. 16. Call 219-326-2478 for details.