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Diabetes Education Program

Event Details

Start Date:  November 7, 2013
End Date: November 21, 2013
Start Time: 5:30
End Time: 6:30
Location: DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness
Phone: 814.472.278
Email: mkrimmel@francis.edu

The DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness and CERMUSA will offer a FREE 4-week Diabetes Education Program. Find out how to manage your diabetes more effectively by learning how food, insulin, and exercise affect blood glucose levels.

Dates, Time, and Location

Dates: 4-week program: Thursdays, October 31 - November 21, 2013
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness


To register, call: 814.472.278 - Deadline: October 25, 2013

Educational Topics

Week I: Thursday, October 31, What is Diabetes/Managing Blood Glucose

  • Overview
  • How Your Food Choices Affect Your Blood Glucose
  • Diabetes Medications
  • Utilizing Your Glucometer
  • Blood Glucose Targets

Week II: Thursday, November 7, Managing Your Diabetes

  • Nutrition - Steps to Managing Diabetic Diet
  • Reading Nutrition Labels

Week III: Thursday, November 14, Managing Your Diabetes

  • Carb Counting
  • Fiber
  • Eating Out With Diabetes

Week IV: Thursday, November 21 Diabetes and Exercise

  • Influence of Physical Activity on Blood Glucose
  • Physical Activity Programming For Individuals With Diabetes


  • Jane Maslonik, MSRD, LDN, CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator), Director of Nutrition,HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Altoona, PA; Adjunct Professor, Saint FrancisUniversity, Loretto, PA; and Instructor for Highmark Wellness Program
  • Karen McCabe, BSN, MHSc, RN, Clinical Services Coordinator, Student Health Center,DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness, Loretto, PA
  • Melinda Krimmel, MS, CES (Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist), Assistant Director ofDiSepio For Fitness Center and Health Promotion Services, Loretto, PA

Win a Giveaway! Glucometers, resistance training bands, & exercise videos

Saint Francis University aims to be as accessible as possible. Please contact our Accessibility Services Coordinator, April Fry, with specific inquiries at 814-472-3176 or complete our online request form at http://francis.edu/accessibility-accommodation-request/.