Diabetes Education

Diabetes Education

The self-management of diabetes begins with a solid foundation of knowledge. At St. Joseph Hospital, we are committed to providing our patients with all of the resources they need to successfully manage their diabetes.

Each month, St. Joseph Hospital offers a two-part series of patient education classes that cover essential aspects of diabetes care and management. The purpose of the two-part series is to provide a comprehensive educational experience for patients managing diabetes, as well as provide the opportunity to build upon the knowledge they gained in the first class. All classes are held at St. Joseph Hospital in the Carl Amelio Room.

101 Topics

  • Understanding diabetes
  • Blood sugar monitoring and goals
  • Hypo and hyperglycemia management
  • Nutrition for diabetes
  • Exercise and its impact on blood sugar
  • Getting SMART goals

102 Topics

  • Diabetes medications
  • Preventing and management of chronic conditions
  • Stress management and its effect on blood sugars
  • Accessing community resources

Additional Information

We are currently in the process of determining future dates and times for our diabetes education classes. For additional information, please contact Emily Wall, Administrative Fellow, at ewall1covh.org, or by phone at (603) 884-3506.

Not a St. Joseph Hospital patient? We have also partnered with organizations around Greater Nashua to bring awareness and education to diabetes. The following upcoming classes are free and are open to anyone to attend. Some may require pre-registration.

Upcoming Classes Open to the Public

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program teaches participants how to eat better, reduce stress and exercise more to lower their risk of developing Type-2 diabetes.  This year-long program includes 16 weekly group sessions, and 8 monthly follow-up sessions. A certified instructor facilitates engaging discussion on a variety of topics and provides support to help you reach your goals! For more information, click here.

True or False: Eating healthy is expensive. If you guessed false, you’re correct! Finding the right foods at the right price is attainable. In this class, hosted by a supermarket dietitian, you’ll learn to incorporate foods that fit your budget, and shopping habits that will save you time and money throughout the year. Join a Hannaford Dietitian to learn inside tips from an expert on how to navigate the aisles for your health and your budget. For more information, click here.

Looking to become better at meal planning and creating meals with less effort? This class, hosted by your Hannaford Dietitian, is a can’t miss opportunity for home chefs looking to develop dishes with fresh flavor, all while keeping them nourishing and healthy. For more information, click here.

Alyssa Hickey, MS, RD, LDN, from Hannaford Supermarket, will be hosting free nutrition education and advice classes throughout June.

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