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CMHS Offers Free Monthly Diabetes Support Groups

Ventura California, 10/05/2010

Community Memorial Health System is offering free monthly Diabetes Interactive Support Groups for English- and Spanish-speaking patients.

Both English and Spanish support groups will cover different topics each month, including:

  • What is diabetes
  • Basic carbohydrate counting
  • Diabetes treatments
  • Routine diabetes care and follow up
  • Daily diabetes self-care (oral, skin, foot care)
  • Diabetes and exercise - review options and benefits
  • Additional topics per group request

The English-speaking group meets the second Thursday of each month, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at CMHS’s Training Center at 2809 Main St., Suite B, in Ventura. Loquintha Rex, RN, DNP, ACNP-BC, BC-ADM, CPT, is serving as facilitator. Phone: 805-667-2818.

The Spanish-speaking group meets the second Monday of each month, from 6 to 7 p.m., at CMHS’s Center for Family Health office at 2921 South Saviers Road in Oxnard. Physician Assistant Vicky Bobadilla is the facilitator. Phone: 805-652-5339.

Both support groups are sponsored by CMHS’s DiabetesAware program.

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and nine family-practice health centers entitled the Centers for Family Health.  The health system is located in Ventura County, California.

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