Diabetes Education

We offer Diabetes Education Programs at all Mercy System HospitalsWhether you are newly diagnosed or have been dealing with diabetes for years, proper management of the disease is essential to your health. 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. Our Diabetes Education Programs are recognized by the American Diabetes Association.

Benefits of Diabetes Education

Diabetes education can have a wide range of positive effects, including fewer hospitalizations and reduced medical costs.

Diabetes Education at Mercy Fitzgerald

Mercy Fitzgerald 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
• Medications
• Gestational diabetes management
• Disease process
• Physical activity
• Goal setting/problem solving
• Preventing, detecting and treating acute complications
• Preventing, detecting and treating chronic complications