Humboldt General Hospital Diabetes Education Classes Continue in 2020

Humboldt General Hospital’s program aimed at helping people “live well” with diabetes is now accepting participants for one of four class sessions in 2020.

Humboldt General Hospital's Nutrition Services Department will offer its “Living Well with Diabetes” education program on the following days: Tuesdays, February 4 and 11; Thursdays, May 7 and 14; Thursdays, September 10 and 17; and, Tuesdays, November 3 and 10.

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 Food and Nutrition Services Director/Licensed Dietitian Tiffani Nalivka, diabetes education is a collaborative process in which people with 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 Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance.

Participants may confirm coverage by calling the HGH Business Office at (775) 623-5222, ext. 1130.

Class times and dates may be subject to change. Nalivka said the program could 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 Participants are encouraged to register early as class space is limited.