Diabetes Support at Sentara Center for Health & Fitness
Monthly programs vary and focus on healthy living and healthy coping with diabetes. Each month brings a different speaker and program related to healthy lifestyle choices.
Grocery store tours are held twice a year and participants must call 757-827-2097 for details and location of the tour.
Jean Midyette MSN, MSA, RN, CDE, Team Coordinator, Diabetes Education Deptartment
2016 Diabetes Support Group Offerings
Thursday, January 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: New Year new you. Come learn about chair exercises from a member of our wonderful fitness center staff.
Thursday, February 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Romancing Your Heart: Find ways to keep your heart happy and healthy from one of our cardiac rehabilitation nurse specialists.
Thursday, March 31, (CHANGED DUE TO HOLIDAY) 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Be FAST- Diabetes and Stroke Making the connection: How to minimize your risk of stroke taught by Sentara CarePlex Clinical Nurse Specialist Sandi Karam MS, RN, GCNS-BC
Thursday, April 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Grocery Store Tour. Meet with our dietitian at a local grocery store for a tour and diabetic friendly tips to make the most of your trips to the grocery store. Call for details and location of tour at 757-827-2097 and to make your reservation.
Thursday, May 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Dr. McKee Ophthalmologist. Keeping your eyes healthy with diabetes
Thursday, June 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Your Dental Health and Diabetes presented by one of our favorite area dentists.
Thursday, July 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Grocery Store Tour. Meet with our dietitian at a local grocery store for a tour and diabetic friendly tips to make the most of your trips to the grocery store. Call for details and location of tour at 757-827-2097 and to make your reservation.
Thursday, August 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Pedicures, Polish and Clippers, OH MY! How to take care of your feet with diabetes.
Thursday, September 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Tech Savvy for Todays’ Diabetic. A review of the latest Apps for your smart phone and computer to help you manage your diabetes.
Thursday, October 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Open Discussion. You bring the questions, concerns or success stories of your diabetes self-management. We’ll help you to understand diabetes and the steps to take for optimal control!
Thursday, November 17 (CHANGED DUE TO HOLIDAY) 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Nutrition Jeopardy, Have fun as we meet to compete and you can test your nutrition knowledge for better blood glucose control.