Interfaith Community Clinic believes that patients who are well educated about their own health will better understand how to work towards improving their health.
Our Education Program provides classes that primarily focus on diabetes, diet and exercise, dental hygiene, and women’s health. Other health-related topics are also offered throughout the year. Our goal is that participants will leave inspired, and feel they have the ability to achieve a healthier life!
Benefits of Patient Education
- Increased patient understanding
- More active approach to healthcare
- Enhanced motivation and better outcomes
This class will discuss the first steps to taking control of your diabetes. Understanding what diabetes is and how to monitor the disease, is basic to managing your diabetes. We will discuss food choices and how these affect the control of your disease. We will also discuss the complications that occur when the disease is not controlled.
We will provide ideas on how to incorporate exercise into your current routines so that you can enjoy better diabetic management and help with weight control as well.
This class is also recommended for those with a family history of diabetes or are pre-diabetic.
Did you know that only 27% of American adults get the recommended 3 or more servings of vegetables daily? This class will discuss how to ensure that you are getting the nutrients needed from your daily diet. We will also discuss foods to add to your daily diet and those foods that should be avoided.
Did you know that walking for just 30 minutes a day can lower your blood sugar for the next 14 hours? This class will discuss ways to effortlessly add exercise into your daily routine.
This class will discuss the importance of annual dental visits and having a daily plan for better oral health. You will learn the correct way to brush your teeth and how to properly floss.