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Classes

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Diabetes Education Classes

All classes are taught by a dietitian and a nurse educator. The goal of each class is to provide the skills and knowledge for effective diabetes management. All services require orders from your health care provider. Please call (907) 458-5588 to schedule an appointment.

  • Pre-Diabetes / Diabetes Prevention 
    One three-hour group session
    Learn how to understand the disease process, the benefits of increased activity and healthy eating habits, how to read food labels, and setting behavioral goals
  • Gestational Diabetes
    Individual sessions, one to two hours each
    Teaches how to self-monitor blood glucose, setting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c goals, the benefits of increased activity and healthy eating habits, how to read food labels, and risk for complications
  • Insulin Basics
    Individual sessions, one to two hours each
    Learn self-management skills related to insulin therapy to improve glucose control, setting blood glucose and A1c goals, the benefits of increased activity and healthy eating habits, and how to read food labels.
  • Type 2 Basics (for non-insulin users)
    Four group sessions, two to three hours each
    Learn self-management skills related to blood glucose monitoring to improve glucose control, the benefits of meal planning and increased activity, the risks for heart disease, and guidelines for alcohol use.

Total Joint Replacement Education

  • The Joint Replacement Class is highly recommended before having joint replacement surgery at FMH. Attend this class to learn more about what to expect before, during, and after your joint replacement surgery.
    • First and third Wednesday of every month
       Check in at 5:45 p.m., class begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.
       Miss Ghezzi Room (3rd floor at FMH)
    • To register, call FMH Education Department at 458-5580
Tuesday 6PM → 7PM
Tour the FMH Women & Infant Services department. Tours are free of charge with no registration …
Thursday 7PM → 8PM
Join us every Thursday from 7-8pm at the Big Dipper Track (rain or shine!). We are keeping walks hea…
Wednesday, June 17 5:45PM → 7PM
Check in at 5:45 p.m. class begins promptly at 6 p.m. To register, place call the FMH Education depa…
Thursday, June 18 7PM → 8PM
Join us every Thursday from 7-8pm at the Big Dipper Track (rain or shine!). We are keeping walks hea…
Thursday, June 25 7PM → 8PM
Join us every Thursday from 7-8pm at the Big Dipper Track (rain or shine!). We are keeping walks hea…
Wednesday, July 1 5:45PM → 7PM
Check in at 5:45 p.m. class begins promptly at 6 p.m. To register, place call the FMH Education dep…
Thursday, July 2 4PM → 7PM
This class free to the public, we encourage anyone experiencing pain to attend.
Thursday, July 2 7PM → 8PM
Join us every Thursday from 7-8pm at the Big Dipper Track (rain or shine!). We are keeping walks hea…
Thursday, July 9 7PM → 8PM
Join us every Thursday from 7-8pm at the Big Dipper Track (rain or shine!). We are keeping walks hea…
Tuesday, July 14 6PM → 7PM
Tour the FMH Women & Infant Services department. Tours are free of charge with no registration …
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