Diabetes 101: Understanding Diabetes
More than 110,000 people in Hawaii have diabetes, which can lead to heart and kidney disease, blindness, and other chronic conditions. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basic facts, risk factors, and possible complications related to diabetes. We’ll also discuss lifestyle behaviors that can help improve blood glucose levels, such as exercising; eating a low-fat, low-calorie, low-sugar diet; and monitoring the condition properly at home and with a health professional. Activities include a diabetes true/false quiz and diabetes risk test.
Heart Disease or Heart at Ease
Heart disease is the main cause of death and disability in the U.S. But for many, falling into its grasp is preventable. In this workshop, we’ll look at the most common symptoms of heart disease and their treatments. We’ll explore things the average person can do to get a grasp on heart disease before it gets a grasp on us, such as simple lifestyle changes to control blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Men often don’t take advantage of routine physical checkups or recommended health screenings. This workshop aims to remedy this by increasing awareness of health issues that men face and how to help prevent them. In addition to focusing on a healthy lifestyle and good self-care practices, we’ll explain the importance of a strong, comfortable doctor-patient partnership.
This workshop will explain the most important health screenings for women based on the latest U.S. Preventive Services Task Force findings. There will also be a discussion about how good self-care practices can enhance a partnership with your doctor that focuses on disease prevention and overall wellness.
To register, contact Well-Being Connection at 1 (855) 329-5461 toll-free.