Being diagnosed with diabetes can be overwhelming. We want to be part of your support team as you manage your diabetes. Melissa Memorial Hospital and Family Practice of Holyoke, have joined forces with other community members to provide the best care, information and encouragement along your way. We have provided links for diabetes information below.
Good sites for information include:
Weight Watchers is a great diet for anyone with diabetes. Our local leader is Amanda Ness at 970-520-3275.
Join your friends and neighbors at “Diabetes Dialogue.” Facilitated by Sheila Robinson and Judy Weimer, this hour is committed to addressing your diabetes issues. The agenda is established by the group at the time of the meeting. Call the clinic at 970-854-2500 for dates and times. NO FEE.
Choosing the right foods is difficult. Wish you had a fairy godmother to help with shopping? Join Judy Weimer as she provides a personalized tour through the Holyoke Grocery Store, addressing your questions. Call the clinic at 970-854-2500 for dates and times. NO FEE
CJ Barnes Extended Diabetes Education Program
Pharmacy students travel to Haxtun and Holyoke to provide a multi-session free educational series on diabetes. Included is a free hemoglobin A1C and lipid screening. To find out about details, dates and times, please call 970-526-9417. NO FEE
Colorado State University Extension Services
Tracy Trumper is our extension agent in Philips County. Her team has arranged for webinars to be conducted at 11 sites in rural Colorado. To find out dates and sites, please go to:
http://goldenplains.colostate.edu/ and look under Diabetes Webinars
Phone: 970-854-3616 Email: Tracy.Trumper@colostate.edu
If unable to obtain the live session, you may access the following webinars through the highlighted websites.
https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/p57ijlhm78p/ – Linda Staples – November 14, 2013-Stress Reduction for Diabetes and Other Chronic Conditions
https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/p5g0t3nr4c3/ – Dr. Colby Jolley – January 22, 2015-Weight Management for Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes
https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/p9t1wi4cnwd/ – Barry Braun – April 8, 2015-Exercise for Prevention and Management of Type 2 Diabetes
An entire page of helpful videos can be found just by clicking the YouTube picture below.
These short videos are excellent! They will only take a few minutes of your time. Check them out!