Diabetes 101: Understanding Diabetes

Medium Participation 60 Minutes

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. Activities include a diabetes true/false quiz and diabetes risk test.

Intended well-being goal(s):

  • Learn about current tests and procedures for diabetes such as fasting blood glucose, HbA1c, and eye and foot exams.
  • Learn how to adopt lifestyle behaviors that may help to improve overall well-being such as exercise, optimized dietary choices, and maintaining a good working relationship with your physician.

Schedule

Facility Address Date Time
HMSA Center @ Hilo Waiakea Center, 303A E. Makaala St.,
Hilo
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 9 - 10 a.m.
HMSA Center @ Pearl City Pearl City Gateway, 1132 Kuala St., Ste. 400,
Pearl City
Saturday, July 11, 2015 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
HMSA Center @ Honolulu HMSA Building, 818 Keeaumoku St.,
Honolulu
Thursday, July 16, 2015 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Kaimuki Plaza, Kaimana Room 3465 Waialae Ave., Ste. 400,
Honolulu
Saturday, July 18, 2015 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Kapiolani Women’s Center at Artesian Plaza 1907 S. Beretania St.,
Honolulu
Thursday, July 23, 2015 6 - 7 p.m.
Kauai Healthways Office 4366 Kukui Grove, Ste. 207,
Lihue
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 9 - 10 a.m.
HMSA Kailua-Kona Office 75-1029 Henry St., Ste. 301,
Kailua-Kona
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 10 - 11 a.m.