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Diabetes Program awarded ADA recognition

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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’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. Mercy’s program is led by Sarah Class, RN, and Jennifer Gherau, RD, LD. The program also has an additional RN Educator, Becky Dougherty.

“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 Class.  “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 10 a.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Mercy Wellness Center, 30 Arrowhead Lane, Moose Lake.

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.