April 24, 2017
Do you have pre-diabetes? Are you newly diagnosed with diabetes? John T. Mather Memorial Hospital will offer a FREE six-week course on Diabetes Management and Prevention beginning Saturday, May 13.
The classes, which will be led by Diabetes Nurse Educator Elizabeth Giordano, MA, RN, CCRN, and include various related specialists, will be held at the hospital from 10-11 am on six consecutive Saturdays from May 13 to June 17. Registration is required. Call 631-686-7879.
The topics for the six classes are Diabetes 101; Knowing Your Numbers; Nutrition and Exercise; Introduction to Diabetes Medications; Glucose Monitoring: Why is it so important?; and Reducing Risks.
John T. Mather Memorial Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high quality healthcare services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion and respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones. Mather has earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Mather is the only Long Island hospital to earn four stars from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for patient experience, safety, and timely and effective care measures since July, 2016. Mather also was ranked 19th out of almost 250 hospitals in New York State in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings. Mather also was ranked 19th out of almost 250 hospitals in New York State in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings.