The importance of good nutrition can’t be overemphasized when discussing an individual’s health. Diet plays a significant role in your weight, but more importantly, your overall health and the way you feel.

The Dietary Department offers services to patients, community members and hospital staff. Stop by for lunch or incorporate a consultation with them into your medical plan. Take advantage of the resources in the Dietary Department and feel better!

Among a variety of classes and workshops offered on a regular basis are:

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Group

Do you have diabetes? Are you ready to make lifestyle changes? DSME programs help people with diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify their behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions.

First Wednesday of every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m., HDH Board Conference Room

National Diabetes Prevention Program

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is an in-person or virtual evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes. The year-long program helps participants learn ways to incorporate healthier eating and moderate physical activity, as well as problem-solving, stress-reduction and coping skills into their daily lives. Participants meet with a trained lifestyle coach and a small group of people who are making lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes. Sessions are weekly for the first six months and then at least monthly for the next six months. This proven program can help people with prediabetes and/or at risk for type 2 diabetes make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes and cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.

Living Well With Chronic Conditions

Take Charge of Your Health. Sign up for a Living Well With Chronic Conditions Workshop. Chronic conditions include diabetes, arthritis, HIV/AIDS, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, and multiple sclerosis. If you or someone you care for has an ongoing health condition, the Living Well Workshop can help.

  • Get the support you need
  • Find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue
  • Eat better and exercise safely
  • Understand new treatment choices
  • Learn better ways to talk to your doctor and your family
    about your health

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Group

Do you have diabetes? Are you ready to make lifestyle changes? DSME programs help people with diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify their behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions.

First Wednesday of every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m., HDH Board Conference Room

National Diabetes Prevention Program

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is an in-person or virtual evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes. The year-long program helps participants learn ways to incorporate healthier eating and moderate physical activity, as well as problem-solving, stress-reduction and coping skills into their daily lives. Participants meet with a trained lifestyle coach and a small group of people who are making lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes. Sessions are weekly for the first six months and then at least monthly for the next six months. This proven program can help people with prediabetes and/or at risk for type 2 diabetes make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes and cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.

Living Well With Chronic Conditions

Take Charge of Your Health. Sign up for a Living Well With Chronic Conditions Workshop. Chronic conditions include diabetes, arthritis, HIV/AIDS, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, and multiple sclerosis. If you or someone you care for has an ongoing health condition, the Living Well Workshop can help.

  • Get the support you need
  • Find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue
  • Eat better and exercise safely
  • Understand new treatment choices
  • Learn better ways to talk to your doctor and your family
    about your health

Check our event calendar to find out when these educational offerings are scheduled!

Contact Amy Dobson at 541-573-8318 for more information.