Humboldt General Hospital’s Dietary and Nutrition Services Department
recently received some good news.
Last month, the department’s “Living Well with Diabetes”
education program was re-accredited by the American Association of Diabetes
The designation allows residents in and around Humboldt County to continue
to access critical diabetes education services.
According to HGH Dietary and Nutrition Services Director Tiffani Nalivka,
diabetes education is a collaborative process in which people with diabetes
and their guest can gain knowledge and skills they can use to modify their
lifestyle and behaviors for maximum health.
“We’re thrilled to receive this designation once again, so
we can continue to educate our patients how to successfully self-manage
diabetes and its related conditions,” said Nalivka.
“Living Well with Diabetes” is 10- to 13-hour comprehensive
education program is delivered to diabetes patients on a one-and-one and
The program is covered by most insurances; for those who don’t have
insurance, the hospital may be able to provide financial assistance.
Each year since the hospital’s original accreditation, the program
offers eight to 10 sessions to meet the scheduling needs of local patients
with diabetes. Educational topics include disease risks, monitoring blood
sugar, creating meal plans, remaining active, managing medications and more.
“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.”
Humboldt General Hospital re-accredits as a diabetes education program
every four years, and submits a status report each year in between.
The hospital is now accepting patients for its remaining class sessions
in 2017, including October 17 and 24, and November 30 and December 7.
Patients will need a referral from a medical provider to take part. For
more information or to reserve a spot, please contact Nalivka at (775)
623-5222, ext. 1756 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.