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, September 16, 2014 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
HMSA Maui Office 33 Lono Ave, Ste. 350,
Kahului
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10 - 11 a.m.
HMSA Maui Office 33 Lono Ave, Ste. 350,
Kahului
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 10 - 11 a.m.
HMSA Center @ Honolulu HMSA Building, 818 Keeaumoku St.,
Honolulu
Friday, November 7, 2014 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Kaimuki Plaza, Kaimana Room 3465 Waialae Ave., Ste. 400,
Honolulu
Saturday, November 8, 2014 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
HMSA Kailua-Kona Office 75-1029 Henry St., Ste. 301,
Kailua-Kona
Monday, November 17, 2014 10 - 11 a.m.
HMSA Center @ Hilo Waiakea Center, 303A E. Makaala St.,
Hilo
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.