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January is the perfect time to resolve to get your diabetes under the best control possible - or if you don't have it yet, to make sure that you lower your risk of developing it. Peninsula Regional Medical Center has many classes and events that start in January that are designed to help you do that.
  • The Diabetes Support Group meets Monday, January 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Avery W. Hall Educational Center at PRMC. Presentations include information on how to better manage and live with diabetes, and it provides a chance to share and discuss diabetes-related topics.
  • The Kids & Teens Diabetes Support Group meets on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Avery W. Hall Educational Center at PRMC. This group provides an opportunity for kids and teens who have diabetes, as well as their family members, to talk about diabetes and learn new information from speakers and discussion.
  • Diabetes Education Classes will cover nutrition, foot care, glucose monitoring, exercise and other self-management skills to help assist with diabetes control. A Wednesday evening diabetes education class session will meet at the Medical Center on five consecutive Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning January 15, 2014 and ending February 12, 2014. The afternoon class session will meet on five consecutive Thursdays from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. beginning January 16, 2014 and ending February 13, 2014. A nurse and a registered dietitian, who are both certified diabetes instructors, will teach all classes. Registration is required. The cost of the five-week program may be reimbursed by your insurance.
  • A Weight Management/Pre-Diabetes Program will be held on three consecutive Tuesdays on January 21, 28 and February 4, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Avery W. Hall Educational Center on the Peninsula Regional campus. The program has been designed to provide participants information on developing healthy eating habits and leading a more active lifestyle. The program is taught by registered dietitians and registered nurses. The fee is $50.
For more information or to register for any of these classes or groups, please call the Peninsula Regional Diabetes Education Program at 410-543-7061, or visit