Managing your Illness
Dealing with a disease or an illness can be overwhelming. IEHP has free programs available to help you manage your condition and take control of your health.
IEHP Family Asthma Program
To control your asthma, you need a good plan to manage your symptoms. Knowing your triggers, using your peak flow meter regularly, and using an Asthma Action Plan are great steps towards better asthma management. To learn more checkout our FREE Family Asthma Classes!
The IEHP Family Asthma Program offers free asthma education and self-management strategies to IEHP Members and community members to better manage their asthma. The program consists of an interactive Family Asthma Class. The Family Asthma Class is held at least twice a month at different community sites throughout San Bernardino and Riverside County.
Family Asthma Class
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Ages: Any age if diagnosed with asthma (anyone under 18 years must be accompanied by parent or guardian)
What do you get from our Family Asthma Classes?
- You will learn how to use asthma self-management tools such as a spacer, peak flow meter, and an Asthma Action Plan.
- Learn how to identify, avoid and reduce asthma triggers in your environment.
- Asthma Classes offer social support and an opportunity to share and learn from the experiences of others.
Call IEHP Health Education Department at 1-866-224-IEHP (4347) or 1-800-718-4347 for TTY users to find a class near you.
Health Talk is where we share ways to keep you feeling well. Whether you're interested in staying healthy or want to learn how to manage a health condition, we’ve got something for you. We share resources, facts and support your doctor’s advice – all in a way that’s friendly and easy to follow. So, join us on Health Talk, a podcast presented by IEHP, your Inland Empire Health Plan.
Health Talk - Part 2: Identifying Asthma Triggers
Health Talk Part 3: Asthma Medicines and Management Strategies
What is the Diabetes Self-Management Workshop?Today, people with diabetes live longer and more healthy lives. Although having diabetes can put you at risk for serious health problems, there is a lot you can do to stay well and delay or prevent any complications. The Diabetes Self-Management Workshop is for people with type 2 diabetes and their relatives or that need information on diabetes self-management.
Diabetes Self-Management Workshop
Duration: 6 weeks (2 hours per workshop)
Ages: Any age if diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by parent or guardian)
Participants have the opportunity to ask questions, offer comments, and share their experiences and ideas about managing and controlling diabetes. We will have weekly action plans to help you, your friends and your family learn and practice self-management skills.
In this workshop participants will learn about:
- Diabetes and health risks
- How to manage diabetes
- Healthy lifestyle changes
- Meal planning
- Diabetes medicines
Call IEHP Health Education Department at 1-866-224-IEHP (4347) or 1-800-718-4347 for TTY users to sign up!
Additional ResourcesBy clicking on the links below, you will be leaving the IEHP site.
Loma Linda Diabetes Treatment Center
IEHP Members can call 909-558-3022 to make an appointment.
American Diabetes Association
Learn more about diabetes, meal planning, and eating out. This website also gives you free recipes.
Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Diabetes and Your Feet
Learn how to protect your feet and kee them healthy for an active life.
National Diabetes Education Program
Learn how you can avoid problems related to diabetes. You can select topics you want to learn more.
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Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) - Live the Life You Love
Format: Online (small group)
Duration: One year
Ages: 18 years and over
This online year-long lifestyle change program helps you make real changes that last.
During the first 6 months, you will meet weekly with a small online group to learn how to make healthy choices into your life. In the second 6 months, you will meet monthly to practice what you have learned.
No person is alike, so the program will be tailored to meet your needs and honor your customs and values. You will also be paired with a health coach for one year to help you set your goals, such as how to:
- Eat healthier
- Add physical activity into your daily life
- Reduce stress
- Improve problem-solving and coping skills
Studies have shown that those who finish the program can lose weight and prevent Type 2 Diabetes.
Small changes can have big results! Let's start living the best version of you and living the life you love.
Find out if you qualify!
- Click here to visit the Skinny Gene Project online, or
- Text “DPP” to 313131, or
- Call Skinny Gene Project at (909) 922- 0022, Monday - Friday 8am – 5pm., or
- Email email@example.com
Click on the video below to learn more about this program.