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    Diabetes Education

    Mills-Peninsula Health Services offers comprehensive diabetes management and education programs for adults.

    Additionally, we provide individual and group education for diabetes self-management, including blood glucose monitoring, nutrition guidelines, carbohydrate counting and meal planning, medication management, insulin administration and lifestyle change.

    We work closely with referring physicians to provide comprehensive patient management. Educators keep physicians informed of the patient’s progress and plan.

    Diabetes Prevention-Prediabetes Seminar

    Stop Diabetes in its Tracks

    Do you have any of the following?

    • A family history of diabetes
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol
    • A diagnosis of pre-diabetes
    Or are you:
    • Overweight?
    *Any of these put you at a higher risk for diabetes

    Research shows lifestyle changes can reverse pre-diabetes. Learn to eat in a healthy way and establish an easy-to-follow exercise program. Find out more about pre-diabetes and changing your lifestyle and habits to reduce your risk of developing diabetes.

    Dates and Times:
    August 11, 2015
    November 17, 2015
    6:30 – 8 p.m.

    Mills Health Center
    100 S. San Mateo Drive
    San Mateo, CA 94401

    Instructor: Pauline Chau, RD, CDE
    Fee: Free

    Registration: To register for one of the above times, call (650) 696-4772

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    Diabetes Self-Management Classes

    Patients take two classes after an individual assessment. These classes cover nutrition management, medications, exercise, glucose self-monitoring, prevention of complications, problem solving, stress management, and how to use community and health care resources.

    Patients are seen individually for a follow-up session two to three months later to review goals and have questions answered.

    Classes are offered weekly at various times.

    Please call Diabetes and Nutrition Services at (650) 696-4469 for more information regarding times and locations of these classes.

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    New Weigh of Life - a year-long program

    This diabetes prevention program is well-suited for overweight individuals with pre-diabetes or insulin resistance. Individuals diagnosed with Diabetes are also welcome, provided Diabetes Self-Management Training has been completed.

    Our program uses the University of Pittsburgh's "Group Lifestyle Balance™ Program" which is an evidence-supported adaptation of the original National Institutes of Health/National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease-supported Diabetes prevention program (DPP). DPP results show an average weight loss of 7% body weight with moderate activity reduced the risk of developing type 2 Diabetes by 58% (and as much as 71% in individuals over the age of 60).

    Participants will learn behavior modification and lifestyle changes for weight loss, improved health and risk reduction. Join us for this year-long weight management program that consists of 16 core sessions and 6 monthly post-core sessions.


    • $388 (plus $50.00 materials fee) charged at the start of the core classes
    • $200 for post-core classes
    • Core class fee can be reduced from $388 to $271 by applying MPHS's Prompt Pay Policy.
    • Post-Core program fee can be reduced from $200 to $143 by applying MPHS's Prompt Pay Policy.
    Next Class:
    September 16, 2015
    5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    Mills Health Center
    100 South San Mateo Drive
    San Mateo, CA 94401

    Class Registration
    For more information or to register, please contact the Mills-Peninsula Diabetes and Nutrition Department at (650) 696-4772.

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    Diabetes Support Group

    A free monthly community diabetes support group with expert speakers and certified diabetes educators that provide evidence-based information to help with on-going diabetes self management support. Individuals and families who live with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are encouraged to attend. This support group meets the first Wednesday of every month from 12-1 p.m. at Mills Health Center. For more information, please call (650) 696-4469.

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