Living with Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

 Program Includes Guidance on Meal Planning, Weight Loss and Making Healthy Food Choices

ThedaCare is offering a program designed for people who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, high blood sugar or high triglycerides. The four-part series provides education and support from a registered dietitian. People can learn how to prevent diabetes using lifestyle change.

Classes provide guidance on everything from healthy food choices and meal planning to portion control, weight loss and goal setting. There is also an option to exercise at the YMCA.

In the last two years, 43% of participants returned their blood sugars back to normal.

The program, presented by Angelica Gronke, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, begins at 5:30 p.m. on Mon., Nov. 25, in the 2nd Floor Classroom, Room N200, at Appleton Medical Center. The other classes are held on Dec. 16, Jan. 6 and 20. The cost for this series is $104.

To register for this program, call ThedaCare On Call at (800) 236-2236 or (920) 830-6877. Each person must register separately.

ThedaCare ( is a community health system consisting of five hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Shawano Medical Center, and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, Theda Care At Work and ThedaCare At Home. ThedaCare is one of the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!