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Programs & Education

ECRMC Diabetes Education Program in Imperial Valley

El Centro Health Education Courses

Diabetes is a lifelong condition, but one that does not need to cause serious disruption to your life. While there is no cure for diabetes at this time, there are several ways to prevent the disease from causing serious complications. This is why El Centro Regional Medical Center, in partnership with Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District, is proud to offer free diabetes education classes.

This program provides culturally appropriate patient education on diabetes management in English and Spanish. We help participants and their families learn how to manage diabetes and reduce health risks through:

  • Balanced diets
  • Exercise
  • How to accurately monitor blood sugar
  • Medication schedules
  • Techniques for managing diabetes symptoms
  • Overview of insulin – how it works, when to take it
  • And more

To schedule an appointment please contact the Patient Access Center. Classes are led by Registered Nurse Lupe Heredia, a Nationally Certified Diabetes Educator.

For class information, call us at 760.482.5000.