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Living Well With Diabetes Education Program

Living Well with Diabetes Program

New, Improved, And FREE!

Call 979-731-1231 to register.


This comprehensive diabetes education program is now offered twice a month — for free!  Taught by our Certified Diabetes Educator, Shelby Jaedicke, RN, MSN, and Michelle Dohrman, registered and licensed dietician, the program begins with two 3-hour core sessions, focusing on proper nutrition using carbohydrate counting, exercise, blood glucose monitoring, foot care, and other topics.  

Additional monthly sessions cover special topics including Dining Out with Diabetes, Strength Training, Eating for Heart Health, Diabetes and Stress, and much more!  A monthly grocery store tour is included in the program, as well as a one-month membership with the St. Joseph Wellness Center.  All sessions are held in the St. Joseph Professional Building, Suite 140 Classroom, on the St. Joseph Regional Health Center campus.

Pre-registration is required. 

We look forward to helping you focus on Living Well With Diabetes.  Please call St. Joseph Healthy Communities at
979-731-1231 for more information or to register for any of these outstanding opportunities!


2015 Schedule of Events


Class    Tuesday/Thursday September 8, 10 9:00a-12:00p
Class    Tuesday/Thursday September 22, 24 5:30 - 8:30 p
Grocery Store Tour    Tuesday September 15 6:30 pm
Additional Session    Thursday September 17 6:00 pm

Special Topic: Diabetes & Kidney Disease

The kidneys are remarkable organs. When blood sugar is high in diabetes, it can damage the kidneys. Join St. Joseph Nephrologist; Dr. Frederick Tan, MD, to learn how diabetes affects the kidneys and how to protect these vital organs as you control your diabetes.


Class    Monday/Wednesday October 5, 7 9:00a - 12:00p
Class    Tuesday/Thursday October 20, 22 5:30 - 8:30 p
Grocery Store Tour    Tuesday October 13 11:00 am
Additional Session    Thursday October 15 10:00 am

Special Topic: "Holiday Eating"

Holiday celebrations often focus on heavy meals and special foods. Join St. Joseph Registered Dietician; Michelle Dohrman, to learn how to enjoy your special holiday foods while staying in control of your diabetes.          


Class    Monday/Wednesday November 2, 4 9:00a - 12:00p
Class    Tuesday/Thursday November 10, 12 5:30 - 8:30pm 
Grocery Store Tour    Tuesday November 10 6:30 pm
Additional Session    Wednesday November 18 6:00 pm

Special Topic: "Diabetes & Medications"

Treatment for diabetes usually involves medications in addition to meal planning and exercise. Join St. Joseph pharmacist, Lois Basenfelder to discuss the oral diabetes medications and learn how they can help you control your diabetes.


Class Tuesday/Thursday December 8, 10 9:00a - 12:00p
Grocery Store Tour Tuesday December 15 11:00 am

 No additional session is scheduled for December




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