News | Published April 16, 2018

Life with Diabetes class series to be held in May

Learning to live a full and healthy life is everyone's goal! You too can do that even if you have diabetes, pre-diabetes or are at risk for diabetes. Education is the first step. Mount Nittany Medical Center's outpatient diabetes self-management education classes can give you the tools you need to successfully manage your health.

Classes are held Thursday afternoons in May (3 & 24) from 12:30 – 4:30 pm and will be held in the Pain Management Center conference room located at Mount Nittany Health – Blue Course Drive, 1700 Old Gatesburg Road, State College.

Instructors include registered dietitians and diabetes educators, who will discuss ways you can:

  • Improve eating habits
  • Promote weight loss
  • Make lifestyle changes
  • Adopt an exercise program
  • Self-monitor blood glucose
  • Better manage blood glucose levels
  • Get the most out of healthcare treatment
  • Prevent long-term complications

The cost to attend the “Life with Diabetes” class series is $40, which is due on the first day of class. The cost includes all educational classes, plus a three-month follow-up class, blood tests (A1C and LDL cholesterol) as needed, class materials/supplies and snacks. A friend or family member may come with you at no extra charge. Pre-registration is required for the Life with Diabetes class. Class size is limited so please register early. For more information about these classes or to register, please contact Heather Harpster, MS, RD, LDN, CDE at or 814.231.7194.

Chronic disease prevention and management – for conditions such as diabetes and obesity – has been identified as an area of health concern through Mount Nittany Health’s Community Health Needs Assessment. As a way to address this key area of concern, we are proud to provide diabetes and weight management education and support to make our community healthier.