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Mercy to move Sandstone Diabetes Program to Hinckley

Mercy’s Diabetes Education Program will move its meeting location from Sandstone to Hinckley beginning September 21. The program will be offered on an individual basis to patients by appointment every other Tuesday at the Gateway Clinic in Hinckley. The program will continue to be offered at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake through scheduled classes or individual sessions. People interested in taking the course at either the Moose Lake or Hinckley location should call Mercy at 218-485-5836 to make an appointment or for class schedules.

Mercy’s Diabetes Education program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and features important information to help patients with all forms of diabetes develop good diabetes care practices. Patients do not need to be newly diagnosed to attend the program.

"We have worked hard to develop the best possible education for our patients with diabetes," said Allicen Waxlax, RN, Diabetes Educator. "Our goal is to help patients reduce their risk of serious complications by educating them to better manage their diabetes treatment regimen."

In addition to Waxlax, Mercy’s program is led by diabetes educator and dietitian Linda Appelgren as well as Faith Peterson, FNP-C, Betty Zebrasky, RN, and Azur Coleman, EPC.

Mercy also offers a Diabetes Support Group which meets at 2:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month in Mercy’s Community Room 1 in Moose Lake.

For more information regarding Mercy’s program, including enrollment, please call the Mercy Diabetes Program office at 218-485-5836.

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