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French Hospital Medical Center to Offer Free Diabetic Education Classes


Series of community support groups will discuss Diabetes education and awareness

French Hospital Medical Center is offering a series of three Diabetes ConversationsTM Classes for those who have recently been diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes, or those that need a refresher course on ways to better manage their Diabetes. French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC), which along with Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH) and Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC), make up the Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals, will offer these classes on a series of three Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. Classes will cover the following topics:

May 10, 2017 - “On the Road to Better Managing Your Diabetes”
May 17, 2017 - “Healthy Eating for Diabetes”
May 24, 2017 - “Monitoring Your Blood Sugars”

The objective of these classes is to empower patients to better manage Diabetes and find support in the journey. The classes are designed to be informative and  interactive for small groups. Classes will be held at French Hospital’s Copeland Health Education Pavilion in the Idea Incubator Lab, Room 216 on the second floor.

These community classes will be led by Angela Fissell, MS, RD Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and are free of charge and open to the public. Participants should plan to attend the ongoing sessions and will receive follow-up support and education upon request. Individual support is available per request. Class spaces are limited. To reserve a spot or learn more about the class, please contact Angela Fissell at 805.597.6780 or angela.fissell@dignityhealth.org.

About French Hospital Medical Center

French Hospital Medical Center, located in San Luis Obispo, California, has been named one of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, and is rated among the top hospitals in the nation for cardiac, orthopedic and GI services. French Hospital has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center provides the latest innovative cardiac and imaging technology. The hospital is home to the unique Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families. In addition, an expansion and modernization project is underway at French Hospital, including construction of the Copeland Health Education Pavilion, which will provide community access to comprehensive health care education resources free of charge. French is a Dignity Health Central Coast hospital which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.

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