Can Manage Your Diabetes
We Can Help
Diabetes is one of the most common and serious diseases in the United States, affecting more than 18 million Americans. Because diabetes is a lifetime disorder, treatment focuses on managing the disease. Studies have proven that improved blood sugar control can dramatically decrease the long-term complications of diabetes. Mercy Hospital Cadillac is proud to have an exceptional Diabetes Education Program that has helped many people in the community learn how to live well with diabetes.
Diabetes Education Program
- Certified through the Michigan Department of Community Health and American Association of Diabetes Educators
- Meets American Diabetes Association national standards
- Individual and group classes available
- Registered nurses and dietitians give individualized care
- Exercise information provided
- Support groups offer tips, help and encouragement
- Pre-diabetes classes offered
- Continuous blood glucose monitoring system
- Insulin pump training
- Annual refresher class
- Shopping and cooking class
Put a Diabetes Educator on Your Team
Taking control of your diabetes through education and lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of complications. Our Diabetes Educators will help by answering your questions and providing the knowledge and skills you need to live well.
Topics covered in education session include:
Certified Diabetes Educators Tara Rybicki, MS, RD, CDE; and Cindy Bosscher, RN, CDE, have the expertise to help you manage your care.
- How to monitor blood sugar levels
- Your medications and how they help
- Taking care of your feet
- The importance of regular exercise
- Proper nutrition and meal planning
- Understanding your emotions
- Managing your stress
- Other topics that relate to your personal health and well-being
For more information, call the Diabetes Education
Program at (231) 876-7183.
Northern Michigan Diabetes Initiative
If you have any unresolved concerns about patient care and safety at Mercy Hospital Cadillac, please contact our Patient
Relations Office at (231) 876-7473.
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