Diabetes Education Offers Diabetes Self-Management Skills, Education and Training

Endocrinology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy offers comprehensive diabetes management programs. Mercy's team of doctors, diabetes educators and licensed dietitians help patients develop appropriate diabetes management plans that include nutrition counseling and glucose monitoring. The diabetes management team offers individual and group counseling to help patients achieve successful day-to-day management of their diabetes.

The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy Medical Center has been recognized:

  • As part of the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program
  • By the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education

Diabetes education classes and support groups are held on the Mercy campus at 250 N. Calvert Street, Tullamore Conference Room.

What is Diabetes Education?

Mercy’s Diabetes Education Program plays an important role in The Center’s comprehensive care offering. The Diabetes Center at Mercy teaches patients diabetes self-management skills and training.

Mercy’s diabetes nurse educators and licensed dietitians provide:

  • Basic diabetes knowledge and management (what the condition is and how it is treated)
  • Nutrition management and meal planning
  • Exercise and activity plans
  • Instruction on glucose monitoring  
  • Information on the prevention and management of complications, both acute and chronic
  • Counseling for the adjustment to living with diabetes 
  • Problem-solving skills and management of behavioral changes
  • Stress management
  • Medications if needed 
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Who should receive Diabetes Education?

It is important to effectively manage diabetes to avoid severe health complications. People with Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes are encouraged to meet regularly with licensed diabetes educators to review nutrition and glucose monitoring in order to maintain an effective diabetes management plan. 

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Our Experts

Mercy's dynamic team of diabetes and nutrition educators includes experts who are leaders in their field, frequently sought out by local and national media for commentary on diabetes and nutrition issues. Patients at Mercy have direct access to these experts who provide classes, support groups, counseling and education to help patients navigate daily life with their condition.

Susan Gustavsson, RN, CDE

Leigh Tracy, RD, LDN, CDE

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Diabetes Education Classes

The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is a two-part series with a follow-up class. Topics covered during the series include healthy eating, physical activity, monitoring, managing medications, risk reduction and problem solving.

Also includes free bus tokens, free parking and cooking demos.

Wednesdays from 9:00 am - 12 noon

250 N. Calvert Street
Tullamore Conference Room

Registration: 410-332-9800

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Support Groups

Diabetes Support Group 

First Wednesday of Each Month
10:00 am - 12:00 noon

250 N. Calvert Street
Tullamore Conference Room
 

Registration: 410-659-2833

Offering free bus tokens and parking for attendees

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