Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital and Mercy Suburban Hospital offer individual counseling services and outpatient instruction. Certified Diabetes Educators are available to educate newly diagnosed diabetics and help those who need assistance with diabetes self-management.
Education programs are designed to help patients successfully manage all aspects of diabetes, including:
- Monitoring diabetes
- Healthy coping
- Nutritional management
- Gestational diabetes management
- Disease process
- Physical activity
- Goal setting/problem solving
- Preventing, detecting and treating acute complications
- Preventing, detecting and treating chronic complications
Benefits of Diabetes Education
Diabetes education can have a wide range of positive effects, including fewer hospitalizations and reduced medical costs.
Presentations from the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association has developed several excellent presentations on the effect of food and exercise, and nerve damage in diabetes. Learn more about from the presentations below.
You Can Still Eat the Foods You Love
Motion’s the Potion: How Activity Helps
Nerve Damage or Neuropathy in Diabetes