2019 Health Education Learning Series

Sessions 5:45-6:30 pm
Health Center
5501 4th St N., 33703
(727) 327-0333

No registration required, all are welcome.  Current eligible clients of SPFC may receive diabetic supplies and DAP meds from 5:00-5:45 pm. Guests are welcome to attend. For 1:1 health education & diabetic consults, please contact Anna Stoiber, RN (x317) to make an appointment.

Wednesday, July 17thThe truth about carbs – Cooking demonstration (***Registration required)

Monday, July 22nd – SMART goals Was there something you wanted to change or begin to add to your daily routine as a resolution for 2019, and maybe didn’t start yet? For this education session, we will be evaluating our SMART goals we made at the beginning of the year, as well as learning about appropriate goal setting and how to incorporate our resolution (if we have not yet) into daily life.

Wednesday, July 24th – Quit Smoking Your Way – Tobacco Free Florida and the Department of Health’s Community Outreach Champion, Stephanie Staley, is here to inform and empower people to “Just Say No” to cigarettes. This will be a 2 hour class designed to help individuals quit smoking. (***Registration required)

Monday, July 29th – Why do I need to check my blood sugar levels? As an individual living with prediabetes or diabetes, your health care provider may request you to take daily blood sugar levels and keep a log of such, but why? We realize this may be an inconvenience at times; however, blood sugar results are a very important piece of managing your care and will reveal many things to you and your doctor.

Wednesday, July 31stThe skinny on fats – Cooking demonstration (***Registration required)

Monday, August 5th – Fats and the dangers of atherosclerosis. Please join Jeff as he discusses the importance of avoiding bad fats and eating more healthy fats. And why atherosclerosis is dangerous for those with diabetes.

Monday, August 12th – Reducing stress through Tai Chi. The impact stress has on blood sugar levels warrants a need to slow down and remove ourselves from the triggers of stress. Please join us for a Tai Chi relaxation session to reduce stress and welcome back our Tai Chi Master Richard.

Wednesday, August 14th The importance of protein – Cooking demonstration (***Registration required, call x308 or x317 to RSVP)

Monday, August 19thDianna Thomas RN, CDE returns for part four of her lecture series – Diabetes and Disaster Planning. Ms. Thomas is employed at St. Anthony’s hospital as a Diabetic Educator. She joins us today to discuss how the impact of a disaster can negatively affect blood sugar control and steps to put in place to prepare for the worst.

Monday, August 26th – Anatomy and Physiology – Get to know the basics of the human body with this introduction to the function of our most important organs and body systems; especially as they relate to the management of diabetes.

Wednesday, August 28th – Quit Smoking Your Way – Tobacco Free Florida and the Department of Health’s Community Outreach Champion, Stephanie Staley, is here to inform and empower people to “Just Say No” to cigarettes. This will be a 2 hour class designed to help individuals quit smoking. (***Registration required, will be held in the lobby)

Wednesday, August 28th Making a salad into a meal – Cooking demonstration (***Registration required, call x308 or x317 to RSVP)

Monday, September 2ndLabor Day – The clinic will be closed and class will not be held. Please have a safe and fun holiday!

To register in advance, please contact Anna Stoiber, anna.stoiber@stpetersburgfreeclinic.org.