Adventist Health Castle | Windward Health | Spring 2019

Nonprofit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Honolulu, HI Permit No. 985 SPRING 2019 WINDWARD HEALTH is published quarterly as a community service for the friends and patrons of ADVENTIST HEALTH CASTLE, 640 Ulukahiki St., Kailua, HI 96734, telephone: 263-5163 , website: . Kathryn Raethel President Jasmin Rodriguez Director of Marketing & Communications Helene Waihee Editor Information in WINDWARD HEALTH comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your health care provider. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. 2019 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. How to find us Call us: 263-5500 To KAILUA To KANEOHE To PALI TUNNELS KAILUA RD KALANIANAOLE HWY PALI HWY KAMEHAMEHA HWY Adventist Health Castle N Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Medical Plaza & Wellness Center 83 61 72 Visit us at Email us: Visit , and click on “Contact Us.” We’d be happy to hear from you! •  Send us a comment. •  Request an AH Castle brochure. •  Request a physician directory. Write or visit us: Adventist Health Castle, 640 Ulukahiki St., Kailua, HI 96734-4498 If you wish to be removed from this mailing list and no longer wish to receive Windward Health , please write to the Marketing Department at 640 Ulukahiki St., Kailua, HI 96734 or email us at . Facebook “f”Logo CMYK / .ai Find us on Facebook and YouTube: Adventist Health Castle 640 Ulukahiki St. Kailua, HI 96734 Diabetes is on the rise, and one out of every two adults in Hawai‘i has either prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Castle’s Wellness & Lifestyle Medicine Center in Kailua and Kaneohe offers the Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Program for those with diabetes. This program consists of five weekly two-hour classes, which are offered Tuesday evenings or Thursday mornings. For those unable to make the classes, the Wellness Center offers individ- ual consultation. The program covers seven self-care behaviors: •  Healthy eating. •  Being active. •  Monitoring. •  Taking medication. •  Problem solving. •  Reducing risks. •  Healthy coping. Terry Akamu has been managing his diabetes at the Well- ness Center for years, attending the five-week program twice and following up after every A1C test. However, he was noticeably slowing down and seemed in poor spirits. Unable to continue his normal exercise routine because of balance problems that came with his aging process, Terry decided to join the Wellness Center’s fitness classes. He devotedly attends three times a week. “I feel like I have new purpose!” Terry says. “And my mental health has improved dramatically.” Castle’s DSME also includes two hours of healthy eating facilitated by Amanda McFarland, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator (CDE). It integrates direct referrals for tobacco treatment, fitness classes, surgical weight-loss programs, behavioral health counseling, ophthalmology and podiatry. In addition, Castle’s program provides medical management if needed, from Anela Tamashiro, a nurse practitioner and CDE. Referrals from family and friends are the most effective at producing the best attendance and outcomes, and patients are encour- aged to bring their family members to the appointments. ‘I feel like I have new purpose!’ Wellness Center offers hope for those with diabetes Terry’s is just one of many success stories happening daily at the Wellness & Lifestyle Medicine Center. To find out more or sign up for a class, visit or call 263-5051 . Info Second Thursday monthly, 6 to 7 p.m. Castle Wellness & Lifestyle Medicine Center Auditorium For class registration, call 263-5050 . These free monthly seminars provide expert health and wellness education from leading health care professionals. Healthy refreshments will be served. April 11 Water, Other Fluids, and Fatal Heart Disease and Stroke: The Adventist Health Study Jacqueline (Chan) Mee-Lee, DrPH Examine the evidence showing how something as simple as drinking more water can lower your risk of fa- tal heart disease and stroke, and which other beverages can lower or raise your risk for these diseases. Dr. Chan was one of five experts involved in the Adventist Health Study related to hydration that was featured in the May 2002 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology . May 9 Healthy Habits for Stroke Prevention Jason Viereck, MD Dr. Viereck is the director of the Stroke and Neurological Restoration Center, Hawai‘i Pacific Neuroscience. Discover what you can do to prevent stroke and heart attack. Learn what to watch for and what to talk to your doctor about related to your health and stroke prevention. June 13 Lifestyles of the “Rich in Health” and “Blue Zone Famous” Adventists Robin Matsukawa, MD, Internal Medicine Before Blue Zones, there was and still is the Adventist Lifestyle. Come learn about the basics of Adventist Health and have a NEW START in life. Dr. Matsukawa is board-certified in internal medicine and has been practicing since 2010. His special interests include evidence-based primary care medicine and whole person care. In Sickness & In Health