November 16, 2012, Toms River, NJ – The Center for Diabetes at Community Medical Center offers an American Diabetes Association certified Self Management Series for individuals with diabetes. This education series is taught by certified diabetes educators and consists of four two-hour classes. Convenient morning, afternoon or evening sessions are offered and classes are available on an ongoing basis.
Participants learn everything they need to know about diabetes, how it affects the body and how to manage their disease. In addition, participants will gain an understanding of their blood sugar numbers and their medicines and helpful nutrition information.
The Center for Diabetes also offers a ‘Diabetes Refresher Class—Making Sure You’re on the Right Track.’ This program is designed to help anyone who has already taken the Diabetes Self Management Series, but would like more information and the opportunity to review what was learned in class. The Diabetes Refresher Class meets one time for two hours. It includes hands on demonstrations of portion sizes and label reading. Learning how to estimate carbohydrate portions of restaurant foods is also reviewed. Updates on glucose meter accuracy and exercises that can be done anywhere at any time are also discussed. Daytime and evening classes are available.
A prescription from a physician is required in order for either of these classes to be covered by insurance. Participants are welcome to bring someone with them to the classes.
All classes are held at 591 Lakehurst Road in Toms River. Convenient free parking is available. Registration is required to attend. Please call 732-349-5757 for further information and upcoming dates and times of classes.
The Center for Diabetes at Community Medical Center offers education and support to people, of all ages, with diabetes and to those who care for and about them. Nurses and Dietitians, who are Certified Diabetes Educators, provide educational sessions to meet the needs of all those with diabetes. Education includes a Self Management Series, monthly Support Groups, a Support Group for Parents of Children with Diabetes, an Insulin Pump Support Group, Individual Education for diabetes management, Weight Management and Community Education. For more information or to register, please call 732-349-5757.
CONTACT: Jean M. Flaherty
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