Education is Your Key to Health
When you have diabetes, the most important thing you can do for your long-term health is learn how to manage your condition.
Is Diabetes Education for You?
The answer is yes if:
- You have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, or even if you have had it for a long time.
- You have had no previous diabetes education.
- You are new to taking insulin.
- You are having difficulty managing your diabetes.
Classes are held at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain and Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin and Mercy Health - Elyria Primary Care in Elyria. Please call our diabetes educators at 440-960-3810 for more information or to set up an appointment.
If you have just found out you have diabetes, it is normal to feel confused. If you have had diabetes for a while and it feel as though you still do not quite know the best way to manage it, that is normal, too.
You may be wondering what you should eat, what you should not eat, how to understand blood sugar testing, what all the numbers mean and how to even get started. Mercy provides the classes you need to understand diabetes and how to manage it successfully.
Our specialized staff understands your challenges
The staff who will teach you are specially trained to work with people with diabetes. They understand what your challenges are and have the tools that can help. Our staff includes:
- Certified diabetes nurse educators
- Licensed and registered dieticians
- Spanish interpreters
Staff members can help you get started with classes and provide information about financial assistance.