Diabetes Education at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital's Diabetes Education Program offers individual counseling services and outpatient instruction. Certified Diabetes Educators, who are Registered Nurses meet with patients on a one-on-one basis to educate newly diagnosed diabetics and help those who need assistance with diabetes self-management.
This continuing education program offers individuals with diabetes support and help in managing the disease and living a healthy lifestyle:
- Insulin Instruction
- Comprehensive Diabetes Management
- Stress Management
- Warning Signs of Other Diabetes-related Problems
- Eye & Foot Care
- Self Glucose Monitoring
- Side Effects of Medication
- Management of Sick Days
- Achieving and Maintaining Positive Thinking
- Coping Mechanisms
- Nutrition Counseling
To participate in the Diabetes Education Classes, patients have to be referred by a doctor. Mercy Philadelphia Hospital also offers assistance in finding a physician, for those who do not have a primary care physician.