Mercy’s Diabetes Program continues ADA recognition
The Diabetes Education Program at Mercy Hospital was recently awarded continued Recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for meeting national standards in diabetes self-management education. Mercy was originally recognized in 2004.
Mercy’s Diabetes Education program features important information that helps patients with all forms of diabetes develop good diabetes care practices, helping reduce their risk of developing serious complications. Patients do not need to be newly diagnosed to receive education.
“Meeting the national standards in diabetes education means that our program is of the highest quality and is consistent with other top programs not only in our own state, but throughout the nation,” said Allicen Waxlax, RN, CDE. “Our goal is to provide state-of-the-art information to our patients with diabetes so that they can successfully live with and control this chronic disease.”
Mercy offers diabetes education through scheduled classes in Moose Lake and through individual sessions by appointment at Mercy in Moose Lake as well as Gateway Clinic in Hinckley.
Also, a free Diabetes Wellness Group meets at 2:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Mercy Wellness Center, 30 Arrowhead Lane, Moose Lake.
In addition to Waxlax, Mercy’s program is led by Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian Linda Appelgren. The program also has an additional RN Educator, Becky Dougherty.
Most insurances allow individuals with diabetes to receive continued diabetes education on an annual basis; please contact the Diabetes Education Program at Mercy for more information at 218-485-5836.