The outpatient Diabetes Program at Mercy Hospital Grayling is committed to excellence in diabetes care. A team approach is used to provide our patients and their families with the education and self-management skills needed to better control diabetes and improve their health. Our program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and is certified by the Michigan Department of Community Health. In order to obtain and maintain certification, requirements for both our educators and educational content must be met.
Our team, including a Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitians, provides education on managing diabetes and making healthier lifestyle choices.
Our Diabetes Education program includes:
- Individual Counseling
- Diabetes Disease Process
- Blood Glucose Monitoring
- Nutrition/Carbohydrate counting
- Weight Control
- Medication Information
Other services offered: Gestational Diabetes Program, Insulin Pump Therapy, Pre-diabetes Education, and Support Groups.
There is no cure for diabetes but it can be controlled through lifestyle changes and medication. Controlling blood glucose levels is the key element in managing your diabetes. Research has shown that tight control of blood glucose will help prevent or delay the long-term complications of the disease.
Diabetes Education offered by a certified program is a covered benefit of many insurance plans, including Medicare.
*Any patient wishing to access the services of our Diabetes Program must have a referral from his/her physician or provider. The support group does not require an order and is open to anyone.
For further information, please contact Carrie Miller, RN BSN at 989-348-0455.
Diabetes Education Handouts
Support Group Schedule
Healthy Shopping Hints
Weekly Food and Blood Glucose Log
Tips for Better Office Visits
Tips for Older Adults with Diabetes