Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Classes

Mercy Health — St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital
1044 Belmont Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio 44501
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Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) class sessions meet 3 days in a row during one week, usually on a Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Participants will gain knowledge in self-management behaviors such as healthy eating, meal planning, exercise, testing blood sugars, taking medication correctly, reducing risk of complications, coping skills and problem solving. 

At the end of day 3, class participants will have learned lifelong self-care skills that help them manage their diabetes or pre-diabetes and better meet their blood sugar and A1C targets. This leads to lowering their risk for health complications such as heart, kidney, and nervous system diseases, as well as eye and foot problems. There is a 4th session several weeks later, as a follow up.

Class Schedule:
Class 1 of 4: Tuesday, July 16th, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Class 2 of 4: Wednesday, July 17th, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Class 3 of 4: Thursday, July 18th, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Class 4 of 4: Wednesday, October 9th, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Registration is required, please call or email Carol Zabel 330-480-2676 or carol_zabel@mercy.com.