Focus in on ‘Community education’
Amy Walters, PhD – HDC’s Director of Behavioral Health Services
Dr. Amy Walters, Director of Behavioral Health Services, leads this group to help people make positive lifestyle changes.
The first 1/2 hour is a group discussion about emotional and behavioral factors that impact lifestyle. The second 1/2 hour is a walk on the greenbelt.
Boise Office – 1226 River Street
Tuesdays, Noon – 1pm
May 21 – July 9, 2013
This is a free program but space is very limited.
Please email or call 331-1155 ext. 32 to RSVP.
HDC’s Foot Care Program includes filing callouses, trimming nails, checking for nerve damage and assessing overall foot health. Foot care is offered at these locations:
Boise Sites / Mornings:
Wynwood Alterra - 739 E. Parkcenter Blvd.
Boise Senior Center – 690 E. Robbins Road.
Risen Christ Church - 11511 W. Lake Hazel Road
Boise Sites / Afternoons:
Humphreys Diabetes Center - 1226 River Street
Heatherwood – 5277 Kootenai Street
Mountain View Church – 2823 N. Cole Road
North Gate Senior Village – 5901 Ellens Ferry Road
St. Mark’s Church – 7500 Northview
BonAventure – 5890 N. Five Mile Road
Humphreys Diabetes Center – 520 S. Eagle Road, Ste. 1229 (in St. Luke’s Meridian)
Garden City Site:
Mallard Point – 506 E. 50th Street
Eagle Senior Center – 312 E. State Street
Cost: $30 – Cash or check payment accepted.
Dates & times vary. Please call 331-1155 ext. 21 to schedule an appointment.
HDC educators often visit community service groups, providing important information about diabetes self-management and preventing diabetes. Visits are free of charge if the group is a non-profit. Fees apply for for-profit organizations. To schedule a community visit, please call (208) 331-1155 ext. 32 or email us.
Childhood obesity prevention programs are the newest of our services for children and families. These programs are aimed at children at risk for type 2 diabetes, which is directly linked to obesity. In the summer of 2006 we launched a series of “Healthy Food and Fun” diabetes prevention programs at seven city parks in the Treasure Valley where the Idaho Food Bank distributed free lunches. We will continue these programs this coming summer and hope to extend them to after-school programs if funding is available.
Get your own Healthy Food & Fun (PDF), Healthy Food & Fun (Español) (PDF) and the Living Well Tips for Adults.
HDC educators visit schools and daycare centers that have a child with type 1 diabetes. They provide teachers and support personnel important information about caring for children with diabetes, learning how to test blood sugars, inject insulin and treating hypoglycemia. Classmates are included in the education too, learning about diabetes, how good nutrition and exercise helps their classmate manage their diabetes, and how to identify the symptoms of hypoglycemia. Money from several grants support this important service.
To schedule a school visit, please call (208) 331-1155 ext. 32 or email us.