Community Medical Center offers Self-Management Series to deal with the disease
Toms River, NJ—A diabetes diagnosis can lead to confusion, frustration and health
risks. The Center for Diabetes Education at Community Medical Center,
an affiliate of RWJBarnabas Health, offers the Diabetes Self-Management
Series to help patients become knowledgeable of the disease and learn
tips to manage it, so they can live a healthy and full life.
The four-part Diabetes Self-Management Series is led by Diabetes Educator
Karen Hodge, RD, MS, CDE who works with attendees to create a health care
plan. Attendees will learn about the basics of diabetes and the benefits
of exercise as well as how to build a meal plan, track blood sugar levels,
identify key nutrients and food groups, what to do when dining out and more.
Classes are two hours and run once a week for four weeks. Tuesday classes
will start November 29 and run from 1 to 3 p.m.; Friday classes begin
December 2 and run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Monday classes begin
December 5 and run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All classes are held at 67 Route
37, Riverwood Building 1 in Toms River.
The service is billed to the patient’s insurance. All participants
must have a doctor’s prescription with a diagnosis code. For more
information, or to sign up for an appointment, call