Community Hospital guides ‘new’ diabetics with nutrition classes

Community Hospital of Long Beach (CHLB) has recently released its new course dates for the Diabetes 101 program that runs through June for individuals who have recently been diagnosed with diabetes. The four-week intensive program teaches participants the basics of living with diabetes.
The Diabetes 101 sessions have already begun and will continue every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. through Jan. 30. There will be a two-week break in between each series. The next four-week courses are Wednesday, Feb. 20, Feb. 27, Mar. 5 and Mar. 12, Wednesday, Apr. 2, 9, 16 and 19, and the final series will run on Wednesday, May 14, 21, 28 and Jun. 4.
Among the topics discussed in the Diabetes 101 sessions, subjects include, “So You’ve Been Diagnosed Diabetic: What Does it Mean,” “You Mean I Can Eat That Too,” “Steps to a Healthy Heart and Body” and “There is More to Diabetes than You Can Imagine.”
A part of the Wellness Center program, Diabetes 101 was introduced in Jan. 2006. The Wellness Center program works in collaboration with the College of Health and Human Services at California State University, Long Beach.
All Diabetes 101 sessions are free to all participants and take place in Conference Room 3 on the “B” level of the hospital. Also, reservations for the program are required. Community Hospital of Long Beach is located at 1720 Termino Avenue in Long Beach. For more information, call (562) 494-0764.

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