Mercy Medical Center - Joslin Diabetes Center

Mercy's Joslin Diabetes Center (JDC) provides comprehensive diabetes education and insulin management services for people of all ages. Team members include an endocrinologist, nurse diabetes educators, dietitian diabetes educators, a podiatrist, an exercise specialist, and a mental health counselor. Education is provided in both group and individual visits.

What is it?

Mercy's Joslin Diabetes Center (JDC) provides comprehensive diabetes education and insulin management services for people of all ages. Team members include an endocrinologist, nurse diabetes educators, dietitian diabetes educators, a podiatrist, an exercise specialist, and a mental health counselor. Education is provided in both group and individual visits.

Who is it for?

People with pre-diabetes, gestational diabetes, and type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as their families.

Why do they do it?

The goal is to provide diagnosed patients with information about healthy lifestyles, knowledge and skills to perform diabetes self-management tasks, and assistance with goal setting to move the patient to a lifestyle that results in good blood glucose control and prevention of diabetes complications.

Impact

JDC is responsive to the needs of an estimated 14,000 patients with diabetes or pre-diabetes through preventive care, screenings, and educational programs.

Contact: Sr. Susan O'Connor
Vice President, Mission Integration
Telephone: 319-398-6912
E-mail: so'connor@mercycare.org

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