Diabetes Education: FAQs

Why should I see a diabetes educator?

Mercyhealth’s certified diabetes educators can give you the tools to:

  • Learn basic information about diabetes and how it affects you and your body.
  • Understand any medications you may be prescribed, including oral medications and insulin.
  • Adopt healthy eating habits that assist you control your diabetes while still tasting good.
  • Develop new exercise habits.
  • Develop ways to handle stress.
  • Monitor your blood sugars, and understand what the numbers mean and how to handle changes.
  • Learn any devices you may use for your care, such as blood sugar meters, insulin pens, continuous glucose monitors and more.
  • Understand preventive care measures to take yourself and with your physician.
  • Help you understand any questions you may have.
  • Support you in any way we can, including with your medical care and with understanding and adapting to diabetes.

How do I enroll in Mercyhealth’s diabetes education program?

A referral from your doctor is required to see a diabetes educator.

If you see a Mercyhealth  doctor, ask him to complete a referral in our electronic medical record. This referral comes directly to the Mercyhealth Diabetes Center. We will review the referral so we can tailor your education to meet your needs, and we will also review your insurance coverage.

If you have a non-Mercyhealth doctor, ask your doctor to fill out the Physician Referral form and fax it to our office at (608) 741-2438.  We will review the referral so we can tailor your education to meet your needs, and we will also review your insurance coverage.

We will contact you to schedule an appointment as soon as we have reviewed your referral, typically 1-2 days after we receive it.

If you have questions, or if we can help you in any way, please call us at (608) 741-2459 or (866) 520-6332.

What should I do until I see a Mercyhealth diabetes educator?

Start your plan for healthy living today. Make your appointment with a diabetes educator by calling (866) 520-6332.

Find a Provider

Providers available for this service:

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Locations

Mercyhealth Diabetes Center–Harvard

348 S. Division St.
Harvard, IL 60033

Phone: (866) 520-6332

Mercyhealth Diabetes Center–McHenry

3922 Mercy Dr.
McHenry, IL 60050

Phone: (815) 344-4499

Mercyhealth Diabetes Center–Woodstock

2000 Lake Ave.
Woodstock, IL 60098

Phone: (866) 520-6332

Mercyhealth Harvard South

348 S. Division St.
Harvard, IL 60033

Phone: (815) 943-1122

Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center–Walworth

Hwys. 50 and 67, N2950 State Road 67
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Phone: (262) 245-0535
Toll-Free (800) 637-2901

Mercyhealth Mall

1010 N. Washington St.
Janesville, WI 53548

Phone: (608) 756-6000

Mercyhealth McHenry

3922 Mercy Dr.
McHenry, IL 60050

Phone: (815) 344-4499

Mercyhealth Transitional Care Center

1000 Mineral Point Ave.
Janesville, WI 53548

Phone: (608) 756-6050

Mercyhealth Woodstock

2000 Lake Ave.
Woodstock, IL 60098

Phone: (815) 337-7100
Toll-Free (888) 983-7100

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