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Ways to take care of your Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Other Chronic Diseases

Preventing Diabetes. It's in our hands (person with a yoga mat).The good news is you can prevent type 2 diabetes by staying at a healthy weight, eating healthy foods, and being more active. Preventing type 2 diabetes is not just possible, but is actually “in our hands” through healthy choices like eating fruits and vegetables, walking or doing yoga.

  • Eat vegetables. Be active. Make your body healthy.
  • Be active. Physical activity can help prevent additional health problems.
  • Stay active and make healthy choices.
  • Prioritize yourself: your health and wellbeing.
  • Quit smoking or never start. Live tobacco-free!
  • Join A Diabetes Self-Management Class, like Healthier Living 
Managing diabetes and nutrition services are covered by most health insurances, and a benefit for individuals on Medicare and Medi-Cal. Ask your doctor for a referral or contact the following organizations directly.

Local Diabetes Self-Management & Chronic Disease Classes

751 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128, phone: (408) 885-2486
Provides free 6-week class series for Valley Medical Center patients on how to better manage diabetes, arthritis, asthma, chronic pain, and depression

phone: (408) 794-0564
Provides medications free of charge with a doctor's prescription for low-income members who do not have health insurance coverage or for those WHO CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY THEIR CO-PAYS.

phone: (408) 961-9877
Provides classes to help you better manage diabetes, arthritis, breathing problems, and depression.

Provides diabetes self-management classes throughout Santa Clara County.

phone: (408) 975-2763

phone: (408) 200-2291

phone: (408) 445-3400

Palo Alto: (650) 327-8717
Mountain View: (650) 965-3323 
Sunnyvale: (408) 746-0455

phone: (408) 573-9686

phone: (408) 795-3600 

phone: (650) 330-7400

San Jose: (408) 715-3088
Gilroy: (408) 676-3030

phone: (408) 284-2280

Mountain View: (408) 606-5966 
Provides classes on high blood pressure.

American Diabetes Association (ADA): Family Link
This is a local program for families of children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Core components of Family Link include family mentor program for newly diagnosed children, social events and diabetes education. Cost may be covered by health insurance. Scholarships may be available. Some workshops are free. For more information contact Karen Zimmerman at (408)241-1922 ext. 7470 or email

To learn more about the Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention and other related efforts, please contact:
Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
1400 Parkmoor Avenue, Suite 120 B
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: 408-793-2700
Fax: 408-793-2731 



Last updated: 8/30/2018 2:09 PM