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Diabetes Education Services

Living Well With Diabetes

Education is the cornerstone of diabetes management. Our Diabetes Education Program provides diabetes self-management education that is consistent, comprehensive, current and easy to understand. The program meets national standards established by the American Diabetes Association for diabetes self-management education.Our team of educators works together with participants and their health care providers.

We offer both individual appointments with a Registered Dietitian or nurse/Certified Diabetes Educator, as well as group classes on occasion. These sessions may include diabetes disease process and treatment options, healthy eating, exercise, medications, blood glucose monitoring, risk reduction practices, goal setting to promote health, problem-solving for daily living and management of diabetes during pregnancy if needed.

Support Groups

Join us in a casual setting as we focus on healthy living with diabetes.  Meetings are FREE and open to the public.  We will meet from 5-6:00 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month in the Kasilof Room located on the second floor of the River Tower, Central Peninsula Hospital, 250 Hospital Place, Soldotna, Alaska.

2018 Schedule

Feb 27 – Diabetes and Your Heart, Margaret Johnson, ANP, Alaska Heart Institute

Mar 27 – Tai Chi for Diabetes, Dody Tachick, Tai Chi instructor, Soldotna Senior Center

April 24 – Exercise:  FITT for You, Rebecca Hitchcock, DPT, CPH Soldotna Physical Therapy

May 29 – Diabetes and Your Feet, Dr. Kristina Lacy, DPM, Central Peninsula Foot and Ankle Specialists

June 26 – Diabetes and Your Eyes, Dr. Brad Cross, DO, Eyewear Express

July 31 – Diabetes Problem Solving, Ruth Clare, RN CDE, Diabetes Care Center @ CPH

Aug 28 – How to Use the Glycemic Index, Steve Lokken, RD, Diabetes Care Center @ CPH

Sept 25 – A Spiritual Approach to Diabetes Care, Frank Alioto, Spiritual Care Coordinator, CPH

Oct 30 – Game Night: DiaBingo, Ruth Clare, RN CDE Diabetes Care Center @ CPH

Nov  27 – Giving Thanks, Diabetes Support Group Members

Please call 714-4726 if you have any questions or need more information.

Exercise Classes

Exercise is an important way for people with diabetes to get or keep their diabetes under control. It can help prevent type 2 diabetes. Our supervised exercise classes will show you how to introduce and maintain exercise in your life. The program is personalized to your needs and abilities and is ongoing. A referral from your physician is required. Please call 714-4726 for cost and availability.

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For more information please feel free to contact the Diabetes Education Center at Central Peninsula Hospital at 907-714-4726 or email at rclare@cpgh.org.