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Blue Mountain Health System offers Diabetes Self-Management Program

Published October 16. 2012 05:01PM

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a series of training classes on Diabetes Self Management on four Tuesdays: Oct. 23 and 30 and Nov. 6 and 13 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Conference Room at the Palmerton Hospital Campus at 135 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

The course will be facilitated by certified diabetes educator, Susan Generose, RD, CDE, LDN. It will cover meal planning: how to count carbohydrates and plan healthy meals, exercise ideas: tips to keep active and find time to work out, the basics of monitoring: how to check your blood sugar, oral medications and insulin, complications: review ways to prevent neuropathy, eye disease, kidney problems and foot problems, changing behaviors: stress and coping, and resources for people with diabetes.

Medicare Part B covers 10 hours of initial group classes for a beneficiary who has been diagnosed with diabetes and/or who has not had formal training in the past. For those with third party or commercial insurances, please consult with your insurance provider for reimbursement details.

A physician referral and pre-registration are required. Please call (610) 826-1150.

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