Diabetic Education

Diabetes Education

At Brandywine Hospital, the diabetic education program is designed to help you better manage diabetes. We offer information about living with diabetes, including managing medications, increasing physical activity, performing blood glucose testing, taking preventative measures and working to develop better nutrition.

Living with diabetes requires daily work. But, it doesn't have to be a struggle. Understanding diabetes and what you need to do to stay healthy is a good start. Unchecked, diabetes can lead to serious problems for your kidneys, nerves, eyes, feet, gums and teeth. But the most serious problem for both women and men is heart disease. If you have diabetes, your risk of a heart attack is the same as someone who has already had a heart attack. Blood Glucose monitoring, exercise, diet and a positive attitude put you in control of your diabetes.

Diabetes Support Group

The Diabetes Support Group at Brandywine Hospital is free and open to anyone who is interested in diabetes. If you have diabetes or are a family member, friend or support team member of someone with diabetes, come and join us.

Joining the support group keeps you up-to-date on issues affecting diabetes and provides opportunities to meet and talk with other people who are living with diabetes. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month September through June, 6-8 pm at Brandywine Hospital.

The support group meetings are free and no registration is required.

For more information, please contact: 610-383-8358.

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