Humboldt General Hospital's program aimed at helping people "live
well" with diabetes is now accepting participants for one of nine
class sessions in 2015.
Humboldt General Hospital's Nutritional Services Department will kick
off the New Year by offering its "Living Well with Diabetes"
education program from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, and Tuesday,
For the remainder of the year, class sessions are as follows: 9 a.m. to
11 a.m. Thursdays, February 5 through March 12; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays,
March 21 and March 28; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, May 6 and May 13;
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, June 16 through July 21; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mondays, August 10 and August 17; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, September
23 through October 28; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, November 5 and
The 10- to 13-hour comprehensive education program covers topics such as
disease risks, monitoring blood sugar, creating meal plans, remaining
active, managing medications and more.
Those who are interested in the "Living Well with Diabetes" education
program should call their primary care physician for a referral.
According to HGH Nutritional Services Director/Licensed Dietitian Tiffani
Nalivka, diabetes education is a collaborative process in which people
with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills they need to
modify their behavior for maximum health.
"Living with a chronic condition can be very challenging," said
Nalivka, "so our goal is to help people create a self-management
plan that will help them truly live well."
Instruction is delivered to diabetes patients on a one-and-one and small-group
basis. The program is covered by most insurance; for those who don't
have insurance, the hospital may be able to provide financial assistance.
Class times and dates may be subject to change. Nalivka said the program
may also be available in Spanish, pending a sufficient number of referrals.
For more information, please contact Tiffani Nalivka at (775) 623-5222,
ext. 1756, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants are encouraged
to register early as class space is limited.