Learning to Live with Diabetes
Mercy’s Diabetes Program helps you learn to live with diabetes. Our diabetes educators work with you so that you have the knowledge to achieve and maintain good health.
The program offers a variety of educational services, including:
- Classes for people with Type 2 diabetes
- Individual education for people with Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes
- Nutrition counseling and meal planning
- Instruction on home blood glucose monitoring
- Insulin pump therapy
- FREE one-month membership to the Mercy Wellness Center for patients completing all four class sessions
Registered nurses and dietitians provide specialized diabetes education, working with you to best meet your needs. Mercy’s educational program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association.
In addition, Mercy provides education on the latest technology available:
- Insulin pump therapy
- Continuous glucose monitoring sensor
- Download meters and pumps
Diabetes Education Class
Mercy offers a four-session Diabetes Education Class to all people with Type 2 diabetes. The class will help you gain better control of your disease and allows you to work on skills, goals and lifestyle changes associated with diabetes. You do not have to have a new diagnosis of diabetes to attend. A new cycle of classes begins each month.
Diabetes Classes – 2018
All classes are held on Tuesdays, 2-5 p.m., in the Patient Education Room 1701.
- January Group
January 9 & 23; March 13; June 5
- February Group
February 6 & 20; May 8; July 24
- March Group
March 6 & 20; May 8; July 24
- April Group
April 3 & 17; July 10; September 11
- May Group
May 1 & 15; June 19; July 31
- June Group
June 12 & 26; July 24; September 25
- July Group
July 3 & 17; August 14; September 25
- August Group
August 7 & 21; September 11; October 23
- September Group
September 4 & 18; October 9; November 27
- October Group
October 2 & 16; November 13; December 18
- November Group
November 6 & 20; December 11; January 29
- No December Group
- January 2019 Group
January 8 & 22; February 12; March 12
Individualized Diabetes Class – Hinckley
Individual sessions are available in Hinckley (Gateway Clinic) every other Thursday by appointment. Call 218.485.5836 for more information.
Does insurance cover the cost of the class?
The cost of the sessions is covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Most third party insurances also pay for preventative care such as diabetes education. Please check with your insurance company regarding coverage.
How do I enroll in the class?
You can register yourself for this class. Call 218.485.5836 and let us know who your provider is and we will obtain the referral from your physician..
For more information about the program, please call 218.485.5836.
Diabetes Wellness Group
Mercy’s Diabetes Wellness Group meets at 10 a.m. on the second Monday of every month in the Conference Room of the Mercy Wellness Center, 30 Arrowhead Lane, Moose Lake. Please join us for education and support.
Call 218.485.5836 for more information.