Theresa Hoyles, Diabetes Education Services, Winona Health

Theresa Hoyles, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator

Winona Health will begin the first in a series of Diabetes Group Education programs Wednesday, June 5, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. The group class meets four times over a three-month timeframe with classes meeting 2:30 – 4 p.m. on Wednesdays June 19, July 17 and August 28. The group will meet at Winona Health, 855 Mankato Avenue, Winona, Minn.

Led by Theresa Hoyles, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, the program provides a supportive environment that allows for an engaging discussion about diabetes. Hoyles has 13 years of experience in diabetes education. Participants are welcome to bring a family member or other support person.

Topics covered include:

  • Diabetes: What is it?
  • Nutrition: How to eat healthy for diabetes
  • Medication: Learn to manage your diabetes
  • Blood Sugars: Learn how to check and manage your levels
  • Exercise: Strategies for including exercise into your daily routine
  • Weight Management: Learn how to accomplish your weight goals
  • Prevention: Discuss how to avoid long-term complications of diabetes
  • Labs: Understand your diabetes-related labs

Those interested in registering for the program should contact their healthcare provider for a referral or call 507.457.4521 to sign up.

Those who need assistance determining insurance coverage should contact their insurance provider or stop in at Winona Health’s Patient Resource Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Patient Resource Center is located near the Outpatient Laboratory on the clinic first floor.

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