Diabetes Education at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been dealing with diabetes for years, proper management of the disease is essential to your health. Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital offers a dually-accredited Diabetes Self Management Education* program designed to help you 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.
The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education*. Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital is also accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Diabetes Self Management Education classes are held weekly.
To sign up or for more information, call our Diabetes Hotline at 610.237.4192.