February 3, 2016

A nine-week series of classes at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital is designed to help those with diabetes better manage and live with their condition. The classes, which meet Tuesday afternoons, will include:

•           What is Diabetes?

•           Physical Activity & Exercise

•           Monitoring and Goal-Setting

•           Oral & Injectable Medications

•           Healthy Eating

•           Hypo and Hyperglycemia

•           Long-term Complications

•           Healthy Coping

The classes will be taught by diabetes educator Margaret J. Hofacker BSN, RN, CDE and are presented by Harbor View Medical Services.

Physician referral is required. For more information and to register, call 631-686-2551.

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 also has received eight consecutive top "A" ratings from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety, the only New York State hospital to achieve that distinction and one of only 133 hospitals nationwide to receive an A score in each of the twice yearly rating periods.