Diabetes is a serious disease that’s prevalent throughout Southern Chester County. It can develop from a lack of insulin production in the body or due to the inability of the body’s insulin to perform its normal everyday functions. Many complications are associated with diabetes, including heart disease. In fact, heart disease is responsible for most diabetes-related deaths in this Country and those with diabetes are more likely to suffer a stroke or heart attack.
The best defense against serious complications is education. Learning how to manage diabetes helps keep the disease in check and reduces risk factors whether patients are newly diagnosed or have been coping with the disease for several years.
Diabetes Education at Jennersville Regional Hospital offers the opportunity to receive information on medication management, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle management. At the core of the program is a three-session class that gives patients the tools they need to help manage the disease. In addition to the classroom-style program, individual instruction is provided for patients with gestational diabetes, as an introduction to insulin pump therapy, for intensive diabetes management and glucose monitoring.
This program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Accreditation is a stamp of approval that lets our patients and their doctors know that our program provides quality diabetes education. It further indicates that our program meets or exceeds national standards for diabetes self-management education and that it encourages behavior change, with the aim of improving the health status of people with diabetes.
For more information, call our Diabetes Educator at 610-869-1379. To register for an upcoming series of Diabetes Education Classes, call Central Registration at 610-869-1555.