Diabetes Center Programs

Chinese Hospital Diabetes Center Programs

845 Jackson St, B1, San Francisco | 1-415-677-2370

Diabetes Self-Management Education Program (American Diabetes Association Recognized)

Chinese Hospital Diabetes Center has a well-established Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program. This program is recognized by American Diabetes Association (ADA). It provides type 2 diabetic patients with extensive one on one diabetes self-management coaching, to help them manage the disease.

Patients with diabetes (A1c >= 6.4) whether on medication or not, will be offered to have a consultation with the endocrinologist first, and then start nutrition counselling and diabetes self-management education with our registered dietitian or certified diabetes educator once a month for 6 months. Education session topics include physical activity, healthy eating, medication usage, monitoring blood sugar levels, and proper foot and eye care. Through the program, patients’ knowledge of diabetes and skills of self-management will be reinforced and improve. In addition to control diabetic outcomes, good self-management also improves patients’ quality of life significantly.

Diabetes Prevention Program (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Recognized)

Prediabetes means that your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not yet high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes. Without any changes, prediabetes is likely to become type 2 diabetes in 10 years or less. However, with healthy lifestyle changes, you can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half by losing 5 to 7 percent of your body weight. That is about 8 to 11 pounds for a person weighing 160 pounds.

Through Chinese Hospital Diabetes Prevention Program, participants work in a group with a trained lifestyle coach to learn the skills needed to lose weight, become more physically active, and manage stress. Chinese Hospital Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It’s proven to prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetes.

The program groups meet once a week for 16 weeks, then once a month for 6 months. If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes (a fasting blood glucose level between 100 and 125mg/dl; or A1c level between 5.7 and 6.4), or you are overweight and have a family history of diabetes, you are qualified for this program.

Gestational Diabetes Management (CDAPP Sweet Success Affiliate)

Gestational diabetes is a condition in which pregnant women who have high blood sugar levels during their pregnancy, especially during their third trimester. Most pregnant women often test for gestational diabetes between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy.

Chinese Hospital Gestational Diabetes Management program is an affiliate of California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP) Sweet Success, that aims to promote improved pregnancy outcomes for high-risk pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes and women who develop diabetes while pregnant, prevent the complications of diabetes through pregnancy, and promote healthy lifestyle changes in order to prevent recurrent gestational diabetes, or development of diabetes after pregnancy.

 

Resources:
American Diabetes Association Diabetes Self-Management Education Program professional.diabetes.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Diabetes Prevention Program nccd.cdc.gov/DDT_DPRP/Registry.aspx
California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP) Sweet Success Program www.cdappsweetsuccess.org
Chinese Community Health Resource Center (CCHRC) www.cchrchealth.org