Mercy Medical Center Offers Diabetes Self-Management Training Program

Outpatient Counseling Sessions Provide Strategies For Daily Living

pr20120116AADE-logo(January 16, 2012 - RockvilleCentre, NY) - To address one of the most pressing public health concerns facing Long Island and the nation, Mercy Medical Center is offering an outpatient Diabetes Self-Management Training Program.

The four-session program is conducted monthly, beginning with an hour-long individual assessment for each participant, followed by three weekly group workshops. Group sessions will be conducted Thursday afternoons from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in February and April, and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in March. Each participant also receives a group follow-up session approximately six weeks after the program ends.

Conducted by trainers credentialed by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators, the program provides participants with the skills required for day-to-day management of diabetes and strategies for people living with diabetes to maintain and maximize life activities.

Those who can benefit from the program include both individuals recently diagnosed with diabetes and those who have been living with it for some time, along with those who have recently begun taking or changed medications, those having difficulty controlling blood sugar, and those who have experienced serious consequences of the disease such as vision or foot problems, ulcers, amputations, kidney conditions or hospitalization.

The program is most often covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance.

For information call 516-62MERCY.

 

 

 

 

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