Highland Hospital's Diabetes HealthSource Offers Diabetes Management Classes Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28
December 29, 2011
Highland Hospital’s Diabetes HealthSource is offering Living with Diabetes classes to teach people how to manage diabetes through lifestyle changes. The first series of classes in 2012 will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon on four consecutive Saturdays, starting Jan. 7 in the Calihan Conference Room at Highland. The cost of the classes is covered by most insurers with one co-pay, and each participant can bring a support person. Parking is free. For more information or to register, call (585) 341-7066.
Class participants will learn how to better control their diabetes to improve their health and quality of life. Certified Diabetes Educators will be available to make recommendations on healthy food choices, physical activity and stress management. Guest speakers and experts in exercise, medications and emotions will help patients develop personalized plans to manage their diabetes.
Nearly 26 million Americans - more than 8 percent of the U.S. population - are known to have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 1.9 million people age 20 and older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in the United States in 2010.
About Highland Hospital’s Diabetes HealthSource
Diabetes HealthSource helps patients learn new ways to manage their diabetes with confidence. The program is recognized by the American Association of Diabetic Educators, and its diabetes educators (nurses and dietitians) specialize in working with people who have diabetes and pre-diabetes. Services include expert medical supervision, education, counseling and compassionate support to help patients manage their disease and achieve maximum wellness. Diabetes HealthSource specialists work collaboratively with patients’ physicians to ensure proactive medical care and early intervention for any problems that may arise. For more information about services offered at Diabetes HealthSource, call 585-341-7066.