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Newly diagnosed or need help managing diabetes? We offer workshops, classes and support groups designed just for you.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Dates for 2020: Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11, Jun. 8, Jul. 13, Aug. 3, Sep. 14, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 14
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Classroom 4
Cost: Free of charge.
Registration Information: Registration Required. Class subject to cancellation. Family members are welcomed to attend.
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 3:30 pm to 5:00 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Classroom 1
January 16: Skip the Stick – Sensory Technology
Topic: Are you ready for real-time, continuous glucose monitoring?
Speaker: Chantha Mikami, Diabetes Service Specialist
February 20: Minor Infections Can Lead to Major Issues
Topic: Learn the signs of sepsis and how to avoid hospitalization.
Speaker: Tarandeep Kaur, M.D., Endocrinologist
March 19: The Good and the Bad of Fad Diets
Topic: Overview of Keto, Intermittent Fasting, and others.
Speaker: Meagan Maggiore, Clinical Dietitian
April 16: Know Your Health Numbers – It’s Critical!
Topic: Understand the target ranges for improved health overall.
Speaker: Kwabena Adubofourm MD. , F.A.C.P.
May 21: Trouble Controlling the Way you Eat?
Topic: Help for those addicted to food.
Speaker: Friends from Food Addicts in Recovery
June 18: Forgetfulness or Something More?
Topic: Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Speaker: Rita Vasques, MA, Hospice of San Joaquin
July 16: Health & Intimacy
Topic: Why men need to talk to their doctor about Erectile Dysfunction.
Speaker: Paul Lee, MD, Urologist
August 20: Get Kidney Smart
Topic: Learn how choices today, can cause future damage to your kidneys.
Speaker: Cindy Harrison, DaVita
September 17: DKA – A Common, Yet Avoidable Hospital Admission
Topic: Learn the signs and severity of Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Speaker: Manny Alfonso, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist
October 15: Take the Time to Decide On How You Want to Live
Topic: A conversation about Advance Care Planning
Speaker: Rev. Gerry Grossman, Chaplain
November 19: Tis’ the Season to Be Happy!
Topic: Practical tips and tools for dealing with depression
Speaker: Dyane Medina, MSW, Community Health Social Worker
December 17: A Sweet Celebration
Topic: Fun activities and refreshments in gratitude for another year.
New members and caregivers welcome!
Speaker: Rose Castellanos, RN Certified Diabetes Educator
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.
For more information or to register, please contact Paul Vosti at 209.461.5157 or [email protected].