Main content

    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.

    Advantage in Weight Loss (San Mateo)

    Are you "stuck" in your efforts for weight loss?

    Want help pushing back from unwanted pounds? Ready to feel better and look better? Let our expert registered dietitian nutritionists help develop a program uniquely for YOU! One-on-one sessions are tailored to help you lose weight and develop a healthier lifestyle. The program incorporates your preferences, medical conditions and current scientific knowledge. Fee is $403.20 for 8 sessions or a reduced fee with Prompt Pay discount of $362.88.

    Call for appointment.
    Back to top

    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:
    Tuesday, August 7, 2018
    6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018
    6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

    Mills-Peninsula Medical Center - San Mateo Campus
    Hendrikson Auditorium
    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

    Back to top

    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 monthly at various times.

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

    Back to top

    New Weigh of Life: A Year-Long Prevention Program

    Yes, diabetes is preventable! New Weigh of Life is a one-year evidenced-based prevention program for overweight people who are at risk for diabetes, and for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes, pre-diabetes or insulin resistance. Participants can also join this program if they have completed initial diabetes self-management training. The program consists of 16 core sessions and 6 monthly post-core sessions.

    Program participants will:

    • Learn about healthy eating and being active
    • Learn how to stay motivated and keep track of progress
    • Receive encouragement and support in a group environment
    • Problem solve when faced with barriers to healthy behavior changes

    One-year program cost:

    • Course fee is $638 and can be reduced to as low as $459.36 ($22 per session) if self-payment is received at the first session in lieu of insurance.
    • This course may qualify for healthcare flexible spending account with physician referral.
    • This course may be covered by commercial insurance. Call your plan to verify if the $638 cost of class is covered.
    • $50 materials fee.

    Next session begins:
    Tuesday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m.

    Mills-Peninsula Medical Center - San Mateo Campus
    4th Floor Classroom
    100 S. San Mateo Drive
    San Mateo, CA 94401

    For more information or to register, please contact the Diabetes and Nutrition Department at 650-696-4772.

    Back to top

    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:
    Every Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m.

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

    Mills-Peninsula Medical Center - San Mateo Campus
    100 S. San Mateo Drive
    San Mateo, CA 94401

    To register please call 650-696-4772

    Back to top

    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-Peninsula Medical Center - San Mateo Campus.

    For more information, please call 650-696-4469.

    Back to top