We realize how a diabetes diagnosis can be a life-changing event for you and your family. At the Mercyhealth Diabetes Centers, we help you understand and care for your diabetes so you can maintain a healthy, active lifestyle and reduce your risk of complications.
Our team of dedicated doctors, nurses, diabetes educators and support staff do everything we can to help you manage your condition. From diabetes prevention and management, to care for complications, we strive to give you the support you need. We welcome you as our newest, most important team member.
I’m newly diagnosed. What do I do?
You’ve been told you have diabetes. It sounds scary, but did you know over 29 million Americans have diabetes? That’s over 8% of the population! You are not alone, and you can still live a healthy and active lifestyle. There is a lot to learn and do, but once you understand diabetes and how to take care of it, the more comfortable you will feel.
First, learn more about the type of diabetes you have been diagnosed with:
Next, get a referral from your doctor to see a Mercyhealth diabetes educator. Educators are nurses and dietitians certified in diabetes education to help you understand what you need to know and to support you in any way they can. Diabetes education is done over a few months, with annual follow up.
To find a Mercyhealth diabetes educator in your area, call toll-free (866) 520-6332.