A program aimed at helping people "live well" with diabetes is
now accepting participants for the third and fourth quarters.
Humboldt General Hospital's Dietary and Nutrition Services Department
will host its "Living Well with Diabetes" education program
in July from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, starting July 9 and ending August
13, and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, starting July 24 and ending August 28.
In October, class session will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays,
starting October 7 and ending November 11, and from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays,
starting October 16 and ending November 20.
The 6-week, 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 obtain a referral from their primary physician.
According to HGH Dietary and Nutrition Services Director 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.
For more information, please contact Tiffani Nalivka at (775) 623-5222,
ext. 1756, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants are encouraged
to register early as class space is limited.