Diabetes Program Classes
NHRMC Diabetes Program members are required to attend three diabetes education classes which are:
The desciriptions of the class and available dates and times are listed below. Choose your class and location, select a date and click register.
Class 1: Diabetes Overview
In the introductory, "Diabetes Overview" class, one will be able to learn important facts and gain a general overview about Diabetes as it is relevant to day to day life. Participants will learn exactly what Diabetes is and the difference between Type I, II and pre diabetes. In addition to this, participants will become aware of complications that arise (such as hypertension, hypo/hyperglycemia, foot problems, etc.) that can further affect their health. This class will also focus on ways to avoid such complications through monitoring techniques as well as the medications (both oral and injectable) that can be administered to help control diabetes. This class is offered at the NHRMC Auditorium and also at the NHRMC Business Center. Use the forms below to register for a class at the location of your choice.
Diabetes Overview Classes at the NHRMC Business Center
Diabetes Overview Classes at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center 17th Street Auditorium
Class 2: Diet, Exercise and Fitnes
Having a balanced diet and leading a healthy and active lifestyle can dramatically improve and help to control diabetes. "Diet, Eating and Exercise" will allow participants to see the importance of clean and proportioned eating as well as the benefits of regular, moderate exercise. Participants will learn about different food groups and more specifically how foods affect blood glucose levels. In addition to this, participants will learn how to use strategies such as meal planning and reading food labels to make wiser dietary choices. The second half of this class will focus on exercise and how cardio and strength conditioning lower blood glucose levels. All will get to tour the Employee Fitness center and learn basic exercises focusing on cardio and strength conditioning. Participants will learn to make realistic and obtainable goals along with a plan to keep track of and accomplish their goals. Use the form below to register for an upcoming Class 2.
Diet, Exercise and Fitness Classes at New Hanover Regional Medical Center - 17th Street Auditorium
Class 3: Reducing Risk & Prevention:
Living with diabetes requires more focused medical care and in class three "Reducing Risk and Prevention" important health actions to reduce complications from diabetes will be furtherer explained such as sick day management and avoiding common complications. The importance of regular testing and visits to your primary doctor is vital to living optimally with diabetes. This class will explain how to get the most out of doctor visits and continued goal setting with your doctors advisement. In addition to discussing complications, participants will learn about the "7 Self-Care Behaviors" that one can do by themselves that will greatly improve their health and control over their diabetes. Use the form below to register for an upcoming Class 3.
Reducing Risk & Prevention Classes at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center - 17th Street Auditorium
Reducing Risk & Prevention Classes at the NHRMC Business Center