Diabetes Care for Life Program

Diabetes Care For Life Program

 

Date Change

Starts:  April 22, 2017 (6-week course on Saturday mornings)

 

Time:  9:00am - 11:00am     Location:  Straub Clinic in Honolulu

 

 

Please call American Diabetes Association at 947-5979, ext. 0 for enrollment.

 

 

The Hawaii Employers Council is excited to announce its partnership with leading Diabetes experts in Hawaii.  Through this partnership, HEC is offering its members the opportunity to participate in Diabetes Care for Life, a free diabetes self-management program.  Now in its third year, the Diabetes Care for Life program has seen amazing success in helping participants improve both their knowledge about diabetes and overall biometric measurements including A1C!
 
Through a combination of education, interactive activities, goal-setting, and support, participants will receive comprehensive training from Certified Diabetes Educators that will enable them to engage in behaviors to better control and manage diabetes.  See the attached flyer for additional information.
 
Comments from 2016 program participants:
 
  • “Through the program I learned that counting carbs and exercise are both important to helping control my diabetes.” - Alan

 

  • “The Diabetes Care for Life program helped me properly monitor my blood sugar.  As a result, I now monitor my blood sugar level regularly which give me a better idea as to how well I am controlling my diabetes.” - Ester
 
Course curriculum includes:
 
  • Pre and post program biometric screening
  • Diabetes overview
  • Importance of nutrition including right-sizing your plate, slow carbs vs fast carbs, and the role of fruits and vegetables
  • Recognizing and treating hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia
  • Physical activity and its role in helping to control blood sugar
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Long-term complications of diabetes
  • Preventing eye and kidney problems
  • Foot care
 
Eligibility:
 
  • 18 years or older
  • Has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes
  • A1C of 9 or greater
  • Has had a physician visit with the last 2 months
  • Able to attend a 6-week course on Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to 11:00 am beginning April 22, 2017.  Classes will be held at Straub Clinic in Honolulu.
 
Enrollment:
 
  • Please call American Diabetes Association at 947-5979, ext. 0 to enroll
  • Program is limited to the first 30 participants
 
 

No online registration available for this event