According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 29.1 million people or 9.3 percent of the U.S. population have diabetes. To help educate people about the disease, Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) presents "Adult Diabetes Self Management Class" on Wednesdays, October 29 and November 5, 12 and 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (arrive by 6 p.m.) with a follow-up class on Wednesday, December 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center.
This four-hour class and follow-up program, recognized by the American Diabetes Association, provides guidance on various topics surrounding diabetes. The first class details the pathology of the disease, types of diabetes, adjusting to self management with family and social support as well as the identification of nutrients on blood glucose and building a meal plan for breakfast. The second class will cover medications for the treatment of diabetes, tracking blood sugars, Hypoglycemia low blood sugars, Hyperglycemia high blood sugars and building a meal plan for lunch. The third class will focus on sick day guidelines, making healthy food choices, prevention and treatment of chronic complications, foot care, coping with long term illness and building a meal plan for dinner. The fourth and final class will discuss tracking blood sugars/hemoglobin A1c, dining out, benefits of exercise and the effects on blood sugars, overall health plan and building a meal plan for snacks.
The Adult Diabetes Self Management Class takes place at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center located at 200 South Orange Avenue in Livingston. This program is fee for service and Medicare reimbursement is also accepted. For more information, please call 973-322-7007.
The Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) located at 200 South Orange Avenue in Livingston, is one of the nation's most sophisticated ambulatory health care facilities. The ACC delivers the highest quality medical care in an environment that sets a new standard for patient satisfaction. The ACC provides patients with special amenities during their visit: health care concierge service, free valet parking, onsite retail pharmacy, free wireless internet, and onsite café. For more information visit barnabashealth.org/acc or call 973-322-7000.