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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:
    November 15, 2016
    6:30 p.m. – 8:00 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

    Yes, diabetes is preventable!

    This evidence-based “Group Lifestyles Balance™ Program” is designed to help people make lifestyle changes which can prevent diabetes and treat metabolic syndrome. Those with diabetes can also participate provided they have completed initial diabetes self management training. Participants will:
    • Keep track and learn more about healthy eating and being active
    • Problem solve when faced with barriers to healthy behavior change
    • Learn how to stay motivated
    • Gain encouragement and receive support in a group environment.
    Join us for this year-long weight management program that consists of 16 core sessions and 6 monthly post-core sessions for as low as $22 per session!

    • May qualify for healthcare flexible spending account with physician referral.
    • May be covered by commercial insurance. Call your plan to verify if the $660 cost of class is covered.
    • Course fee is reduced to $459.36 if self payment is received at first session in lieu of insurance.
    • $50 materials fee.
    • Please call us to discuss which option is right for you.

    Next Class:
    Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    5:30 - 6:30 pm

    Mills Health Center
    4th Floor Classroom
    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 Weight Management & Beyond

    With a diagnosis of diabetes, trying to lose weight or maintaining a healthy weight can be challenging! Get expert advice from a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator in a group setting with others like you.

    Besides strategies for weight loss, we address your questions and concerns regarding healthy eating, being active, medication, monitoring, problem solving, reducing risks and healthy coping.

    Dates and Times:
    October 6-27, 2016
    November 3-17, 2016
    December 1-15, 2016
    10:00 am - 11:00 a.m.

    $36 for 4 classes|month
    $45 for 5 classes | month

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

    To register please call (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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