St. John’s Regional Medical Center Presents Free Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes Empowerment Learning Series

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St. John’s Regional Medical Center




Free six-session workshop to provide tools to manage and live well with diabetes

Oxnard, CA – (July 12, 2018) – Following the popularity of our Spring Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP), Dignity Health – St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), invites community members to this Summer’s series. Participants will learn how to enhance their lifestyle to promote a healthier diet, while incorporating physical activity, in addition to improving problem-solving and coping skills. Register now for this free learning experience!

DEEP is a series of six free, two-hour classes tailored to provide community members with the tools to manage and live well with pre-diabetes and diabetes. The program will be held at St. John’s Regional Medical Center (1600 N. Rose Ave. in Oxnard), in Conference Room 1 on the Garden Level, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays:

• August 2 • August 23
• August 9 • August 30
• August 16 • September 6

“Developed by our team of experts, DEEP is tailored and driven to meet the participants’ needs by empowering them with tools to manage this chronic disease,” said Suzanne Soppe, RSM, Health Educator at St. John’s Regional Medical Center. “This series is a great step for anyone living with diabetes, who is seeking to develop healthy behaviors.”

During these free classes, individuals will learn about:

• Understanding how diabetes affects the human body

• Diabetes risk factors and prevention of complications

• Meal planning and exercise

• Medications and talking with your health care team

• Coping with emotions and stress

DEEP is based on national diabetes care and diabetes self-management education recommendations and guidelines.

Because space is limited, registration is required to attend the session. To reserve your spot call (805) 988-2865. If any member of the media would like to attend this event for a feature or to take photos,
please contact Arrate Zavala in the Marketing Communications Department at (805) 988- 2751.

About Dignity Health St. John’s Regional Medical Center
St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard is a recipient of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and rated among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care by Healthgrades. St. John’s Regional is a member of Dignity Health Central Coast, an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services – all recognized for quality, safety and service. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Learn more at

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