St. John's Medical Center Diabetes Education offers a new program for
type 2 diabetes patients. The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program helps
diabetes patients learn how to control diabetes, stay healthy, and enjoy
a full life.
"Living with diabetes can be hard, and left unmanaged, diabetes can
lead to other health problems," said diabetes education coordinator
Catherine Cullinane, RN. "This class will help prevent related health
issues and provide more stability for diabetes patients."
In these free classes, participants will learn how to: improve their quality
of life, prevent serious complications and illnesses, improve eating habits,
improve physical activity levels, develop self-care skills, improve relationships
with health care providers, and use available community resources.
Classes will convene in the evenings once a week for six consecutive weeks.
Participants should commit to attending all six classes. To enroll in
the class or for more information, please contact Susi Schenk, diabetes
educator, at 307-739-7678.
The DEEP program was developed by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health, a quality
innovation and improvement organization under contract with the Centers
for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Media Contact: Karen Connelly,
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
care, clinical excellence, and community wellness through a full-service
hospital, primary care and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center. For more information, visit tetonhospital.org
St. John’s Hospital Foundation works to broaden the community’s
understanding of and support for St. John’s Medical Center and to
inspire philanthropy to improve the health of our community. For more
information about the Foundation, please visit stjohnshospitalfoundation.org