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Surviving and Thriving with Diabetes


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 732-349-5757.

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