MGH&FC Presents “Living Well With Diabetes” 2- Day Class In September

SHELTON, Wash. – Diabetes can be effectively self-managed and kept under control for a healthy, independent lifestyle and the prevention of complications.  Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is offering a two-day course in diabetes self-management entitled “Living Well With Diabetes” on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 16 and 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pershing and Ellinor Meeting Rooms at Mason General Hospital.

A team of MGH&FC health professionals guide the class, covering all aspects of diabetes, from medications to proper meal planning, exercise, prevention and treatment of complications, stress management, living well, and engaging support people and a healthcare team.  The aim is to promote understanding of the condition and teach people to self-manage their diabetes for maximum health and independence.  Family members/significant others can also benefit, and are invited and encouraged to attend the class for the support they provide.

Due to limited space, advanced registration is required by calling Sue Barwick, R.N., certified diabetes educator, at (360) 426-1611, ext. 28941 (from Allyn (360) 275-8614, ext. 28941).  There is a fee for this class, however,diabetes education is a covered service under most insurance plans.

MGH is approved by the Joint Commission and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. There are more than 100 physicians on staff in 19 specialties. For more information go to

July 24, 2014