Mercy Health offers Pre-Diabetes education classes

December 9th, 2013    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: Community

Mercy Health, which provides quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its network of care, announces the schedule for pre-diabetes education classes offered at Mercy Health locations throughout the community.

Pre-diabetes is a condition that forms before diabetes. It means that blood sugar levels are higher than normal but aren’t high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Usually a fasting blood sugar level of 100-125 mg/dl indicates pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes is a warning sign that allows people to take action to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes.

Registered dietitians who are also diabetes educators teach Mercy Health’s pre-diabetes education classes. Each class includes information on:

·Making healthy food choices

·Exercise and blood sugar control

·Monitoring blood sugar levels.

Cost is $20 per class, payable in advance by cash, check or credit card. Call 513-95-MERCY (513-956-3729) to register for all classes. Upcoming dates, times and locations follow below.

Mercy Health – Anderson HealthPlex; 7495 State Road, Cincinnati, 45255; December 18, 2013, 4-6 p.m.; January 15, 2014, 4-6 p.m.

Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital, 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia 45103; February 18, 2014, 4-6 p.m.;

Mercy Health – Fairfield HealthPlex, 3050 Mack Road, Fairfield 45014; January 28, 2014, 5-7 p.m.

Mercy Health – Kenwood Weight Management Solutions at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health, 8001 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati 45236; December 13, 2013, 9-11 a.m. January 17, 2014, 9-11 a.m. February 21, 2014, 9-11 a.m.

Mercy Health – West Hospital, 3300 Mercy Health Blvd., Cincinnati 45211; January 16, 2014, 4-6 p.m.; February 26, 2014, 5-7 p.m.

Mercy Health makes quality healthcare easy to help you be well in mind, body and spirit.

Mercy Health is a premier healthcare provider that has been serving Greater Cincinnati for more than 160 years.

Mercy Health provides an integrated network of leading physicians, compassionate caregivers, comprehensive services and exceptional care at more than 100 locations across the region.

The Mercy Health network of care includes five award-winning hospitals, senior living communities, primary care and specialty physician practices, outpatient centers, social service agencies, fitness centers and a variety of outreach programs.

Truven Health Analytics has named Mercy Health hospitals as the only Greater Cincinnati hospitals to earn national top 100 ratings, placing them among the best hospitals in the nation.

Truven has also named Mercy Health as one of the nation’s Top 15 health systems.

To learn more visit, e-mercy.com and engage in the conversation via Mercy Health’s social media channels (@mercy_health on Twitter and Mercy Health on Facebook).

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