Mercy Health Offers Diabetes Education

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The three-day course runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each day -- Feb. 3, 4 and 5 -- in the diabetes classroom at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital and from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in classroom No. 1 at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.

Mercy Health Youngstown, HMHP, Humility of Mary Health Partners
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 Feb. 3 to 5 at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital and St. Joseph Warren Hospital.

The three-day course runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each day in the diabetes classroom at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital and from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in classroom No. 1 at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.

Healthcare professionals who teach the course, which is certified by the American Diabetes Association, focus on the medical aspects of the disease such as medications, glucose monitoring, exercise and complications during the first session. The second and third sessions focus on learning to plan meals, count carbohydrates, interpret food labels and make positive food choices.

“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.

The classes will be repeated Feb. 17, 18 and 19 at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital and at Hospice House in Boardman.

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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