Mercy Schedules August and September Diabetes Self-Management Training Programs

Outpatient Counseling Sessions Provide Strategies For Daily Living

(June 18, 2012 - RockvilleCentre, NY) - To meet the continuing demand for information to address one of the most pressing public health concerns facing Long Island and the nation, Mercy Medical Center has scheduled August and September sessions of its popular outpatient Diabetes Self-Management Training Program.

The four-session programs each begin with an hour-long individual assessment for each participant, followed by three weekly group workshops. The group sessions will be conducted on Tuesday afternoons from 12:30 to
3:30 p.m. in August and Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in September. Each participant also receives a follow-up session approximately six weeks after the program ends.

Conducted by instructors 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 medications, those who need accurate and updated information about the best food choices, 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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