Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Class (3 Sessions)

Mercy Health — St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital
8401 Market Street
Boardman, Ohio 44512
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Date & time

Note: This is a 3-day workshop.

Class Schedule

Day 1: March 18th,  9 a.m to 12 p.m
Day 2: March 19th,  9 a.m to 11:30 a.m
Day 3: March 20th,  9 a.m to 11:30 a.m

Class Description

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) class sessions meet 3 days in a row during one week. 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.

Who Should Attend

People with diabetes or prediabetes: newly-diagnosed or those with existing diagnosis for any length of time, who want to learn more about how to care for themselves and their diabetes.

How to Register

To register, please call (330) 480-2676 or email Carol_Zabel@mercy.com.

Most insurance plans and Medicare / Medicaid will cover class fees. Your insurance will be billed after classes are complete.