Diabetes Education at Mercy Suburban Hospital
Managing diabetes can seem overwhelming at times. While your physician sets up the treatment plan, it’s you who must make important daily decisions about diet, exercise, and at times, insulin dosing.
The goal of Mercy Suburban Hospital’s ABC Diabetes Education Program was designed to assist in managing diabetes. Whether a patient has had diabetes for many years or was newly diagnosed, we provide information to help deal with the day-to-day challenges of living with diabetes. We personalize diabetes education to your needs in a supportive community setting, and provide the most up-to-date knowledge to help you better manage treatment at a pace most comfortable for you.
Mercy Suburban’s ABC Diabetes Education Program includes classes that focus on real-life situations. Classes provide a relaxed learning atmosphere and are designed to complement physician care. The group dynamic allows patients to share concerns and offer support. Friends or family members are also welcome to come for support.
Topics addressed include:
- What is Diabetes?
- Medication Management
- Blood Sugar Highs and Lows
- Using Blood Sugar Tests to Monitor Trends and Problem Solve
- What’s in My Food?
- Individualized Meal Planning
- Eating Out, Food Labels and Alcohol
- Physical Activity
- Staying Healthy
- Stress and Stress Management
- Latest Treatment Options
ABC Diabetes Education classes are led by Certified Diabetes Educators. The program has been awarded recognition by the American Diabetes Association.
To find a class that is convenient or to register, please call 215.283.2833.