Diabetes Group Education Class: May 2022
Apr 27, 2022
Join the HealthCore Clinic diabetes management team on Tuesday, May 3 for an important class about diabetes, the effects diabetes can have on behavioral health, guidance and plans for exercise, and ways to prevent, delay, or manage diabetes with activities.
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Tuesday, May 3rd Class
We highly recommend attending if you have diabetes, have a friend or family member living with diabetes, have been affected by diabetes in your life, or are at risk for diabetes. This important group education class will be led by a HealthCore Clinic provider with a focus on behavioral health, exercise guidance, and diabetic activities.
The class will take place at HealthCore Clinic on Tuesday, May 3, from 5:15 – 7 PM. Anyone interested in attending should register in advance using the form below or by calling (316) 691-0249.
Register For The Class Today!
Please register by Friday, April 29 by completing this registration form or by calling (316) 691-0249.
Please arrive at the Main Entrance of HealthCore Clinic by 5 PM on Tuesday, May 3. The Main Entrance is located on the west side of the building. The class will be held in the Lower Level Conference Room and go from 5:15 – 7 PM.
Upon arrival, participants will be required to fill out a consent form, diabetes behavioral health form, and have their vitals checked by a nurse. The event is led by a HealthCore Clinic provider with a focus on behavioral health, exercise guidance, and diabetic activities.
Learn About Diabetes & Insulin
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy.
Most of the food we eat is broken down into sugar (also called glucose) and released into our bloodstream. When our blood sugar goes up, it signals the pancreas to release insulin. Insulin acts like a key to let the blood sugar into our body’s cells for use as energy.
When a person has diabetes, their body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use the insulin it makes as well as it should. When there isn’t enough insulin or cells stop responding to insulin, too much blood sugar stays in the bloodstream. Over time, that can cause serious health problems, such as heart disease, vision loss, and kidney disease.
While there isn’t a cure yet for diabetes, there are many ways to reduce risks and manage diabetes. Making lifestyle changes helps such as losing weight, eating healthy foods, and being active. As well, taking diabetes medicine as needed, getting diabetes self-management education and support, and keeping health care appointments can also reduce the impact of diabetes on your life.
HealthCore Clinic hosts diabetes education classes to help those living with diabetes live healthier lives to lower the risks of serious health problems. If you have not already, register for the class on April 5 using the registration form above.
Learn About The 3 Types of Diabetes
Types of Diabetes
There are three main types of diabetes
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Gestational Diabetes (diabetes while pregnant)
It is important to know the differences between these types of diabetes and the risks associated with them.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is believed to be caused by an autoimmune reaction that stops your body from making insulin — the body attacks itself by mistake. Approximately 5-10% of the people who have diabetes have type 1. Symptoms of type 1 diabetes often develop quickly. It’s usually diagnosed in children, teens, and young adults.
If you have type 1 diabetes, you’ll need to take insulin every day to survive. HealthCore Clinic can help you with a self-care regimen, regular visits with our team, testing, and more.
Type 2 Diabetes
With type 2 diabetes, your body doesn’t use insulin well and can’t keep blood sugar at normal levels. About 90-95% of people with diabetes have type 2. It develops over many years and is usually diagnosed in adults (but more and more in children, teens, and young adults). You may not notice any symptoms, so it’s important to get your blood sugar tested if you’re at risk. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with healthy lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, eating healthy food, and being active.
If you are at risk for diabetes, HealthCore Clinic can help and we strongly recommend you attend our diabetes education classes. We can get you tested, work with you on lifestyle changes, and create a plan to potentially prevent you from being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Gestational diabetes develops in pregnant women who have never had diabetes. If you have gestational diabetes, your baby could be at higher risk for health problems. Gestational diabetes usually goes away after your baby is born but increases your risk for type 2 diabetes later in life. Your baby is more likely to have obesity as a child or teen, and more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life too.
If you are pregnant — or plan to become pregnant — we highly recommend you attend our diabetes education classes at HealthCore Clinic. Our diabetes management team works directly with our prenatal care team to create a healthy plan for you and your baby.
If you have not already, register for the class on April 5 using the registration form above.
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2707 E 21st St N
Wichita, KS 67214
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Un foro para que las personas con diabetes se reúnan y aprendan juntas.
Educación de Diabetes
Clase de educación grupal sobre diabetes: jueves 5 de mayo.
5:15 PM – 7:00 PM
Llámenos al 316-691-0249 para RSVP antes del 04/29/2022.
Sala de conferencias del nivel inferior de la HealthCore Clinic. Regístrese en el vestíbulo oeste y traiga papel y lápiz.
Los participantes deben completar un formulario de consentimiento, un formulario de salud conductual para la diabetes y que una enfermera revise sus signos vitales. El evento está dirigido por un proveedor de HealthCore Clinic con un enfoque en la salud del comportamiento, orientación sobre el ejercicio y actividades para diabéticos.