OXNARD, CA - January 29, 2018 – St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), a Dignity Health hospital, is pleased to announce, Hello Health: Living Well with Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes, a self-management program tailored to provide education, health checks and resources for those living with this condition.
This free three-month program, offered in English and Spanish, is designed to provide individuals living with diabetes and pre-diabetes the tools to better manage the illness. The program begins on Saturday, February 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the SJRMC Conference Center (1600 N. Rose Ave. in Oxnard).
During this first meeting, participants will receive in-depth detail about the program sessions and corresponding dates.
Enrollment in the Hello Health: Living Well with Diabetes will offer 2 free A1C and cholesterol blood test at the beginning and end of the program. Weight, blood pressure and blood sugar checks will be offered during the classes.
The following topics will be covered on the first six Saturdays of the program:
- Diabetes basics
- Self-testing blood sugar
- Meal planning
- Stress management
- Weight management
- Increasing physical activity
- Preventing complications
- Improving relationship with health care team
Registration is required; to reserve your space please call (805) 988-2865.
About Dignity Health - St. John’s Regional Medical Center:
St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard is a recipient of the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence (2012-2015) and is rated among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care for five consecutive years. St. John’s Regional Medical Center’s cardiac program offers effective treatment for heart disease as a STEMI Receiving Center, world-class clinical research trials, a certified primary stroke center, and recently became the first hospital in California to offer the world’s smallest leadless pacemaker for patients with bradycardia – slow heart rate.
In addition, St. John’s was the first and only hospital in Ventura County to perform cryoablation, an innovative procedure to treat atrial fibrillation – a common heart rhythm disorder. St. John’s Cancer Program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and offers a lung cancer program recognized as the only Center of Excellence in Ventura County. The 16-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. John’s provides family centered care for newborns requiring highly specialized attention.