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Diabetes Education

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Newly diagnosed or need help managing diabetes? We offer workshops, classes and support groups designed just for you.

Diabetes Workshops

Learn how to take control of your disease through self-management skills that will help you stay well and prevent further complications. Workshop topics include:

  • Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes Overview
  • Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
  • Heart Health and Diabetes
  • Diabetes Medications
All classes are open to the community. To register for any of the sessions below, contact our Diabetes Navigator at 209.944.8355.

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP)

Deep is an evidenced-based education program that is interactive and engaging for participants.  It motivates and encourages lifestyle changes to improve the quality of life.

Date/Time: Call for current class schedule. 
Location: St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Cleveland Classroom
Cost: These classes are free of charge.
Registration Information: Registration is required and family members are welcomed to attend.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)

Diabetes is a chronic illness, and if left unmanaged, it can contribute to serious health complications.  CDSMP offers you the education and support you need for healthier living.  This 6 week program helps you:

  • Take control of your health
  • Feel less tired and worried
  • Sleep better and have less pain
  • Talk with your doctors, friends and family about your health needs
  • Set goals and solve problems so that you can live the life you want 

Call 209.944.8355 to register for the upcoming class series.

Evening Diabetes Support Group

Date/Time: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Cleveland Classroom (corner of Cemetery Lane and East Cleveland Street) 
Cost: Free of charge
Registration Information: Registration is required and family members are welcomed to attend. Call 209.662.9487.

Sweet Journey 101

This 2 hour workshop is a one-time course geared to offer you tips and tools to better manage your health for a sweet, life’s journey.  This workshop offers basic information about diabetes in a fun and interactive manner to inspire you to learn more about managing your health.

Date/Time: Sessions are offered on the 1st Tuesday of each month (except holidays) from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Location: St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Classroom 1
Cost: Free of charge.
Registration Information: Space is limited, so registration is required.  Family members are welcomed to attend.

Sugar Fix Support Group

When it comes to dealing with diabetes, “fixing” sugar is not as sweet as it sounds.  That’s why we offer support and education to help you keep your numbers in a healthy range.

Date/Time: Support group meets every third Thursday monthly, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Classroom 1

2019 Topics

January 17: A Super Bowl Goal-Making Tailgate
Topic: Goal setting session to kick-off a super year and healthier you.
Speaker: A Special Guest from Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Program

February 21: What’s Happening at SJMC To Impact the Future of Diabetes Care?
Topic: Revealing of some of SJMC’s best kept secrets
Speaker: A Secret Guest from St. Joseph’s Medical Center

March 21: A Serious Look into Something Shocking
Topic: Septic Shock. What is it and how to avoid it?
Speaker: Tarandeep Kaur, M.D., Endocrinologist

April 18: When is it More Than Just a Snore?
Topic: Don’t lose sleep over it, learn the signs and treatment for sleep apnea.
Speaker: Ronald Kass, M.D., Pulmonologist and Sleep Medicine Specialist

May 16: Vials, Pills and Pens – Oh My!
Topic: “Do what with that when?” Making sense of the latest medications.
Speaker: Pharmacist from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy

June 20: Staying on your Game?
Topic: Mindfulness for healing, a little food for thought.
Speaker: A friend from Over Eaters Anonymous


Diabetes Exercise Class

Exercise in a supervised safe environment with an individualized program. Regular exercise has been shown to help control blood sugar as well as lower the risk of diabetes related health complications such as heart disease and stroke.

  • Classes will be held twice a week at St. Joseph’s Medical Center
  • Each participant will have an individual evaluation and personalized program
  • Classes are designed to build strength, and increase endurance and flexibility
  • Classes supervised closely by qualified exercise trainers.

For more information or to register, please contact Paul Vosti at 209.461.5157 or [email protected].