ALMH to provide Diabetes
Classes in Mason City
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[August 23, 2016]
- If you have diabetes and are looking to lead a healthier lifestyle
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is bringing a popular class, covered
by insurance, to Mason City.
This September ALMH will facilitate four, two-hour classes on
Wednesdays at the newly renovated Mason City Area Nursing Home
located at 520 North Price St, Mason City.
Memorial Diabetes Services at ALMH is a nationally accredited
program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE),
providing core standard diabetes education and promoting the AADE 7
Self-Care Behaviors. Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) has
been taught at ALMH since 2009 by registered dietitian and certified
diabetes educator, Jennifer DiPasquale. Sarah Tierney, a nurse
diabetes educator, joined the DSME program staff in spring 2016.
The Wednesday afternoon classes will take place from 1pm to 3:15pm
on September 7, 14, 21 and 28. Follow-up DSME and individual or
group Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT or diet counseling) is
encouraged after completing the classes to assist in meeting the
changing needs of long-term diabetes management. Both services are
proven to decrease complications of diabetes.
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Because of the programís structure, a limited number of participants can enroll
for each session. To participate, an initial DSME assessment must be completed
at ALMH and a physicianís order for DSME must be faxed to 217-732-3101.
Individuals should contact DiPasquale by email at ALMHdiabetes@mhsil.com or by
calling 217-605-5500 if they have any questions.
ALMH is a 25-bed critical access hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in
Lincoln. For more information, visit ALMH.org.
[Angela Stoltzenburg, Abraham Lincoln