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.


Facility Address Date Time
HMSA Center @ Hilo Waiakea Center 303A E. Makaala St.,
Thursday, August 17, 2017 10 - 11 a.m.
HMSA Center @ Honolulu HMSA Building 818 Keeaumoku St,
Friday, August 18, 2017 10 - 11 a.m.