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 you need to achieve and maintain good health.
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. You do not have to have a new diagnosis of diabetes to attend.
You will meet twice during the first month of class and then meet again at two to three months and at five to six months. This allows you to work on skills, goals and lifestyle changes associated with diabetes. 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; July 10; September 11
- June Group
June 12 & 26; September 25; November 13
- July Group
July 3 & 17; September 25; November 13
Individualized Diabetes Class – Hinckley
Individual sessions are available in Hinckley (Gateway Clinic) every other Tuesday 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 will need a referral from your health care provider to enroll in the program. Contact your provider to ask for a referral to the class. You can also register yourself. Call 218-485-5836 and let us know who your provider is.
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.