SVH: Low-cost Diabetes Classes

SVH Offers Low-Cost Diabetes Education Classes

Simi Valley Hospital offers low-cost diabetes educational classes for anyone suffering from this disease. The classes are ongoing and focus on the various aspects of diabetes management, prevention treatment and are led by professional medical experts.

All classes require a Physician’s referral and are held at 2925 Sycamore Drive, Suite #204, Simi Valley, CA. Payment plans and most health plans are accepted.

Diabetic education is vital for you to regain your sense of control over your life and to learn to live-well-with diabetes. Topics covered include:

  • How to recognize diabetes (Type I and Type II)
  • Treatment (insulin and oral agents)
  • Self-care procedures, including self-monitoring of blood sugar, diabetes control and complication testing, and diet.
  • How to recognize and manage
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Hyperglycemia
    • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • How to prevent and monitor long term complications
    • Retinopathy
    • Nephropathy
    • Neuropathy
    • Foot Problems
    • How to plan a diabetic diet that is right for you
    • Individual meal plans
    • Carb counting

Classes will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 4, 11, 18, 25; and July 2, 9, 16, 23. To register for classes please call (805) 529-4021.

Posted 4/25/03