Mercy Health Offers Diabetes Education

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Mercy Health Youngstown, formerly Humility of Mary Health Partners, will offer a three-day diabetes education course Jan. 20 to 22

These classes provide participants with the knowledge they need to manage their diabetes and avoid the long-term complications the disease can cause.

Mercy Health Youngstown, formerly Humility of Mary Health Partners, will offer diabetes education Jan. 20 to 22 at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital and at Hospice House in Boardman.

The three-day course runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day at both locations and is certified by the American Diabetes Association.

Healthcare professionals who teach the course focus on the medical aspects of the disease such as medications, glucose monitoring, exercise and complications during the first session, and meal planning, counting carbohydrates, interpreting food labels and making positive food choices during the second and third sessions.

“These classes provide participants with the knowledge they need to manage their diabetes and avoid the long-term complications the disease can cause,” says Kay Leonhart, manager, diabetes education, Mercy Health Youngstown. They are offered throughout the year at three Mercy Health Youngstown locations: St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, St. Joseph Warren Hospital and Hospice House.

Registration is required. Please call 330-480-2676.

About Mercy Health Youngstown
Mercy Health Youngstown, formerly Humility of Mary Health Partners, is an integrated health system in the Mahoning Valley, which encompasses the Youngstown/Warren metropolitan area – Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in Ohio. It is part of Mercy Health, which is headquartered in Cincinnati and is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States. Mercy Health Youngstown provides a full spectrum of health care services – acute inpatient and trauma, outpatient and ambulatory, rehabilitation, behavioral, emergency and urgent care, primary care physicians in patient-centered medical homes, specialist physician care, home health, home medical equipment, long-term care and hospice care, as well as Mercy Health Foundation. Learn more at http://www.mercy.com/Youngstown.

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