Diabetes and Healthy Living - Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

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Diabetes and Healthy Living

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In Monterey County, more than half the population has diabetes or prediabetes. If you or someone you care about is in this group, we can help. With education and lifestyle changes, diabetes can be prevented or delayed, and some of its more serious complications avoided.

Learning to manage diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that prevents your body from properly using energy from the food you eat. Over time, diabetes can cause serious health problems including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and even death - if you don't learn to manage it. We have classes, programs and services to help you learn to manage your diabetes, wherever you are in your journey. Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula’s Outpatient Diabetes Education Program has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education* and Support. The ADA says education is particularly important at these times: 

  • At diagnosis, so you can understand the disease, learn about treatments, set goals, and receive emotional support to live a healthy life, free of complications
  • At an annual assessment, to gauge how you’re doing and review skills and behaviors to maintain good health
  • When complications develop, affecting your ability to manage your diabetes
  • When changes in care occur, such as admission to the hospital or changes in your treatment routine

Class offerings

Diabetes Self-Management Therapy
Our new four-session class series teaches individuals and families day-to-day skills needed to live a healthy life with diabetes. The series is offered in Monterey twice each month, and morning and afternoon sessions are available.


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Diabetes Management

More than half of the adults in Monterey County have prediabetes or diabetes - a figure so high that chances are good you are one of them. Learn about the risks and how you can take control.

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Contact us

Outpatient Diabetes Program
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
2 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Building D, Suite 200
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649-7220

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Our outpatient diabetes team --- doctors and certified diabetes educators --- support you in your journey to manage your diabetes and prevent the serious health problems that can come with it. We offer group classes and one-on-one appointments, depending on your needs. We can also provide this education in Spanish and other languages.

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