Mercy Diabetes Program at Nazareth Hospital Offers Diabetes Management Classes
NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (April 12, 2017): Nazareth Hospital, in partnership with ABC Diabetes, recently launched the Mercy Diabetes Program at Nazareth and offers Diabetes Self-Management Classes to help people with diabetes better monitor and control their condition, improving their health and reducing the risks of complications.
The Mercy Diabetes Program at Nazareth offers a 10-hour core diabetes self-management education program consisting of weekly classes over the course of three weeks or five weeks. Educational topics include self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), eating right, exercise, reducing complications, medications, and diabetes problem solving.
Taught by registered nurses, certified diabetes educators, or registered dietitians, the class is held on Saturdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., three sessions over three weeks; or on weeknights, three sessions over three weeks or five sessions over five weeks, at Nazareth Hospital, 2601 Holme Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19152, Marian A Conference Room. The three-session weeknight series are held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and the five-session weeknight series are held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The annual Community Health Assessment conducted by Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health in 2016 found 15.4 percent of Philadelphians have had adult diabetes – a rate “significantly worse than in America’s other largest cities” according to billypenn.com reporter Mark Dent.
For more information about Diabetes Self-Management classes offered through the Mercy Diabetes Program at Nazareth, members of the community can call 877.533.4222.