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Meet Our Program Staff


Our Diabetes Program Staff are listed below. To view a full list of all Chapa-De care providers, please click here.

Jessica Contreras, RN
Diabetes Nurse Case Manager

Deborah DeCarlo, MSN Ed, RN
Diabetes Program Manager

Kristen Bradley, RD, CDE
Registered Dietitian

Kaya Teh, RD, CDE
Registered Dietitian

Lisa Lenz, RN
Diabetes Nurse Case Manager

Kay Lowell, RN, CDC
Diabetes Nurse Case Manager

Margreet Adriani, DTR
Lifestyle Coach/Nutrition Specialist

Jay Sanchez, CPT
Lifestyle Coach/Exercise Specialist

Tahvooche Chavez
Program Assistant

Overview

We invite Chapa-De patients to participate in our group classes and education programs that focus on the prevention and management of diabetes. As a department, it is our mission to help patients establish health goals and provide you with tools and support you need to accomplish those goals. You can take charge of your health and make improvements for you and your family. It is important to remember that making just a few changes can lead to big results.

For additional information about our Diabetes Program, please call (530) 889-3765.

 

Diabetes Prevention Program

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a year-long program that helps Chapa-De patients to avoid the onset of diabetes and to live healthier. Participants learn about eating healthy, being physically active and managing stress while attending weekly classes for 16 weeks, followed by monthly sessions to help maintain weight loss and healthy lifestyles.

Participants in the program also get free access to exercise equipment and our lending library with DVDs and books about nutrition and fitness.

The program is open to all Chapa-De patients over the age of 18, who do not have a diagnosis of Diabetes.

To learn more or to register please call our Diabetes Department at 530-889-3765.

 

Diabetes Wellness Program

If you are living with Diabetes and would like support, Chapa-De’s Diabetes Department is the place for you. Our Diabetes Program staff will partner with you and your medical care team to achieve your goals for health and wellness through self-management education and support with one-on-one sessions with a Diabetes Case Manager, Dietitian, and/or Lifestyle Coach.

Classes are also held periodically throughout the year. Below are some of the topics we cover:

  • What is diabetes and how does it affect our bodies
  • Checking and understanding blood sugar levels
  • Managing high and low blood sugar levels
  • How to manage days when you are sick
  • Diabetes medications and how they work in our body
  • Relationship between blood sugar, insulin and food
  • Enjoying healthy eating
  • Finding physical activity that will work for you
  • Effectively managing diabetes distress, diabetes burnout and/or depression

To learn more or to register please call our Diabetes Department at 530-889-3765.

 

Diabetes Support Group


Our diabetes support group is for American Indian or Alaskan Native patients living with diabetes and the people who support them. We provide care in a culturally sensitive manner and we focus on diabetes self-management in a fun, interactive, supportive atmosphere. Our diabetes support group is held the second Tuesday of each month from 3-5 p.m.

To learn more or to register please call our Diabetes Department at 530-889-3765.

 

Exercise Groups & Classes

Our Exercise Classes and Certified Personal Trainer are available to Chapa-De patients who are enrolled in our Diabetes Prevention or Diabetes Wellness Programs and/or who are currently seeing one of our Registered Dietitians or Diabetes Nurse Case Managers.

Exercise Classes;

  • Mondays at 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
  • Fridays at 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • We also coordinate monthly group hikes – call us for more details

Our exercise classes allow each participant to workout at their own level under the professional guidance of our Certified Personal Trainer. Please make an individual appointment with our Personal Trainer before participating in a group exercise class.

To learn more or to register please call our Diabetes Department at 530-889-3765.

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