Porter Regional Hospital announces diabetes education opportunities for August

Porter Regional Hospital announces diabetes education opportunities for August
By: Porter Regional Hospital Last Updated: July 28, 2020

Valparaiso, IN – Porter Regional Hospital offers a variety of diabetes education for the community. Class sizes are limited to ensure proper social distancing and masks are required. Pre-registration is required. Classes are as follows:

Diabetes Self-Management Classes

This is a comprehensive program for individuals with diabetes to empower you to control your own health. A physician’s order and pre-registration are required.  Classes begin at the start of each month and continue for four weeks.  Classes are offered on a rotating basis monthly. Call 219-263-7992 for details and to register.

Individual Appointments

A physician’s order and pre-registration are required. Appointments may be made with either a certified diabetes educator or registered dietitian, depending on your treatment method and needs:  insulin administration, injectables, gestational diabetes, continuous glucose monitoring and nutritional education. Call 219-263-7992 for details.

Diabetes Support Group

This is a free support group for adults living with diabetes. The support group provides a place for team support including sharing ideas and experiences related to diabetes self-management. Most meetings have guest speakers including dietitians, physicians, pharmacists, and others to help address concerns and hot topics. Support group meetings are held Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US HWY 6, Valparaiso. The next meeting is August 4. Call 219-263-7992 for more details.

Porter Health Care System includes Porter Regional Hospital, a referral center for Northwest Indiana. It also includes more than 20 outpatient sites located throughout the region. With more than 450 physicians representing 50 medical specialties, Porter Health Care System is committed to medical excellence and personalized, patient-centered care. Porter Regional Hospital is owned in part by physicians.