Bay Area Hospital strives to improve the health of our community every day.
We provide some of the most advanced and compassionate care in the region.
Whether you are receiving care or visiting a loved one, our goal is to make your stay with us a positive one.
Bay Area Hospital offers a wide variety of support groups and programs to improve the health of our community.
We are continually looking for opportunities to improve our organization and keep our community informed.
If you have been told that you are a “borderline” diabetic, prediabetic, or glucose intolerant, or if you have diabetes in your family, are overweight and don’t exercise, have high blood pressure, or high triglycerides and cholesterol, you may be at risk for developing diabetes. This class will teach you how to make a few simple lifestyle changes that can slow or prevent the progression towards diabetes.
Monthly classes have different topics, are designed to help persons with diabetes to better understand and manage their diabetes. Find out what’s new or changed in diabetes care.
Blood sugar screening available each month. You should be screened if you: have a family history of diabetes, are over 45, are overweight, are inactive, have high blood pressure, have elevated cholesterol or triglyceride levels, OR have a history of high blood sugar. For an accurate screening, you must fast for at least 6 hours before the test (including no coffee or tea) OR arrive approximately two hours after the start of breakfast.
Diabetes Self-Management Program
Requires a referral from your physician/healthcare provider. Series of four classes help you understand and manage your diabetes. Includes an individual appointment with a registered dietitian. New classes start each month, both day and evening classes are available.
This program, developed by Stanford University, teaches practical skills for improving life while living with a long-term condition such as arthritis, asthma, heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, or chronic pain.
Individual Appointment with Certified Diabetes Educator and/or Dietitian
This education will cover all aspects of diabetes self care, emphasizing specifics to the individual's needs. A doctor's order is required for insurance coverage.
Diabetes (Type 2) Talk Group
Diabetes affects all aspects of your life. This supportive group can help you cope with the many challenges of managing diabetes and maintaining your physical and emotional health.