Humboldt General Hospital Diabetes Education Classes Continue in 2016

Humboldt General Hospital’s program aimed at helping people “live well” with diabetes is now accepting participants for one of five remaining class sessions in 2016.

Humboldt General Hospital's Nutritional Services Department will offer its “Living Well with Diabetes” education program as follows: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, April 27 and May 4; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, June 11 and June 18; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, August 18 through September 22 (six weeks); 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, October 5 and October 12; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, November 8 and November 15.

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 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 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 nalivkat@hghospital.org. Participants are encouraged to register early as class space is limited.

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