Diabetes Education Programs
Managing Your Diabetes
Recognizing that diabetes is an ongoing, yet manageable disease, Mission
Hospital Mission Viejo provides a diabetes education series for patients
and their loved ones. All of the classes within the Diabetes Education
series are free and can be taken individually or in any order, as they
are designed to provide a comprehensive education on living with diabetes.
Do you have questions about how to effectively enjoy your life and manage
your health with diabetes? Join us at Mission Conference Center as we
discuss a range of different topics regarding diabetes.
Check out the classes we offer to see if you are interested:
This is a great class for individuals who have just been diagnosed with
diabetes, as well as those who would like to learn how to better manage
diabetes. The basic information can used to form a strong foundation for
Eating Well with Diabetes
This class teaches individuals how to control their weight and blood sugars,
as well as plan and prepare healthy meals. The differences between carbohydrates,
fats, and proteins will also be reviewed during the class time.
In this class, a pharmacist will explain many of the medications that are
frequently used to treat diabetes and other common co-existing conditions
that individuals may be dealing with in conjunction with diabetes.
Fitness with Diabetes
Our exercise physiologist will discuss the role of exercise within managing
diabetes. Exercise handouts will be provided, including options for individuals
who have limited mobility or need low impact exercises.
Living with Diabetes
This class will include a discussion on how to effectively manage stress
and anxiety, social situations and parties, and even how to work through
the ups and downs that diabetes can bring.
The Connection between Diabetes and Sexual Function
Did you know that men with diabetes are at a high risk for developing erectile
dysfunction (ED)? This class will discuss ED treatment options that are
available. We encourage you to bring your spouse or partner to the seminar.
All of our classes are held on Tuesdays, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the
Mission Conference Center. If you would like to register or request more
information, please call (877) 459-3627.
Free Lectures & Support Group
In addition to the diabetes education series, educational lectures are
offered throughout the year on special topics relating to diabetes. Lectures
are free to anyone interested in learning more. Please call us if you
would like to find out additional information on these lecturers and support
groups, or if you would like to pre-register.
Schedule Support from the Camino Health Center Diabetes Van
Like Camino Health Center, the van is dedicated to caring for medically
underserved individuals in south Orange County. Services available on
the diabetes van include: treatment by a physician, glucose screenings,
blood pressure readings, and health/diabetes education. Call (949) 240-2030
for more information and van scheduling.
You can also reach out to Mission Hospital Mission Viejo to learn more
about our Diabetes Education programs, support groups, or other opportunities