Diabetes Support

Living with Diabetes Workshops

Parkview Noble Hospital offers free, three session diabetes workshops to help people manage their diabetes symptoms. Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions. The first session is on diabetes basics, the second sessions covers complication prevention and medications, the third session will review nutrition.

Class Dates for 2019
Spring
  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 6
Summer
  • July 11
  • August 1
  • September 5
Fall
  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5
Diabetes Basics

This class will:

  • Review the definition of diabetes
  • Explain the myths and facts about the disease
  • Discuss hi-low blood sugars
  • Explain who's who on your healthcare team
  • Suggest community resources that can help
Complication Prevention

This class will cover:

  • Monitoring your blood sugars
  • Medications
  • The ABCs of diabetes
    • A1C
    • Blood pressure
    • Cholesterol levels
  • Foot care
  • Eye care
  • Complications
  • Sick-day disease management
Nutrition

This class includes:

  • Nutrition basics
  • Label reading
  • Basic carbohydrate counting
  • Meal planning

Time: 
1–3 p.m.

Location: 
Parkview Noble Hospital Center for Healthy Living
402 Sawyer Road
Kendallville, IN 

The classes are free, but pre-registration is required. Interested participants may sign up by calling the Parkview Noble Hospital Diabetes Educator at (888) 737-9311, ext. 78301 or (260) 347-8301.

Diabetes Support Group

The Diabetes Support Group at Parkview Noble Hospital meets the last Tuesday of the month at the Parkview Noble Center for Healthy Living. During each meeting, a topic is discussed and participants have the opportunity to ask questions, share ideas and more. There is no charge for this meeting and reservations are not needed. For more information contact the diabetes educator at 260-347-8301 or toll free at 888-737-9311, ext. 78301.

Meeting dates and topics for 2019

All support group meetings are from 1:30–2:30 p.m.

January 29
Meal planning with Adam Gehring, RD, Parkview Noble dietitian 

February 26
Healthy eating and exercise goals with Adam Gehring, RD, Parkview Noble dietitian 

March 26
Monitoring the new way with Terri Clark, RN, certified diabetes educator

April 30
Chair yoga with Lisa Kohne

May 28 
Managing your blood sugar when it's high with Terri Clark, RN, certified diabetes educator

June 25
Better office visits when you have diabetes with Terri Clark, RN, certified diabetes educator

July 30
Hands on cooking class with Terri Clark and Julia Walker, RD, Parkview Noble dietitian 

August 27
Blood pressure and diabetes with Terri Clark, RN, certified diabetes educator

September 24
Grocery store tour, meet inside Kroger, with Adam Gehring, RD, Parkview Noble dietitian 

October 29
Weight loss with diabetes with Adam Gehring, RD, Parkview Noble dietitian 

November 26
Healthier holiday recipes and holiday party with Terri Clark, RN, certified diabetes educator and Parkview Noble dietitians

No December meeting