ALMH Providing DSME Diabetes Classes

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[February 06, 2017]  LINCOLN - If you have diabetes and are looking to lead a healthier lifestyle, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital will begin a new session of Diabetes Self Management Education on February 15. The program is proven to decrease complications of diabetes and is oftentimes covered by insurance.

The DSME program is facilitated by an ALMH certified diabetes educator. The program consists of four, two-hour classes. The classes will be held on Wednesdays on February 15, February 22, March 1 and March 8  at ALMH from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the Wombacher Room.

A Saturday series will also be offered consisting of two, four-hour classes on March 4the and March 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at ALMH in Steinfort Room B.

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 and Sarah Tierney, a nurse diabetes educator.

Because of the programís structure, a limited number of participants can enroll for each session.

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To participate, a physicianís order for DSME is required and can be faxed to 217-732-3101.

An Initial DSME Assessment must be completed at ALMH to be enrolled in the program.

Contact DiPasquale by email at ALMH diabetes  or by calling 217-605-5500.

ALMH is a 25-bed critical access hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln. For more information, visit

[Angela Stoltzenburg, MBA
Marketing and Community Partnerships Manager
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]


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