Humboldt General Hospital’s program aimed at helping people “live
well” with diabetes is now accepting participants for one of seven
class sessions in 2017.
Humboldt General Hospital's Nutritional Services Department will offer
its “Living Well with Diabetes” education program on the following
days: Thursdays, January 26 and February 2; Tuesdays March 14 and March
21; Wednesdays, April 26 and May 3; Tuesdays June 6 and June 13; Thursdays,
August 31 and September 7; Tuesdays, October 17 and October 24; and, Thursdays,
November 30 and December 7.
All classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Humboldt General Hospital.
Lunch is provided. Participants may choose to invite one guest to participate
in the instruction.
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 Nutrition Services Director/Licensed Dietitian Tiffani
Nalivka, diabetes education is a collaborative process in which people
with or who are 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 patients with diabetes 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
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 email@example.com. Participants are encouraged
to register early as class space is limited.