Perry County Memorial Hospital has a Diabetes Self Management Education Program approved by the American Diabetes Association and staffed by a certified diabetes educator and dietician. A physician order is needed to participate. To schedule an appointment, contact Outpatient scheduling at (812) 547-0145 for an appointment. Most appointments are scheduled on Wednesdays, but arrangements can be made for other days.
For more information, contact Linda Mathena, RN at (812)547-0157.
Diabetes is a life time illness. It is extremely important to be aware of the symptoms of diabetes and to consult with your physician should you develop any symptoms.
Symptoms may be:
Slow healing of cuts and sores
Dry itchy skin
There are different types of Diabetes:
What it is
What can I do
What to do to ensure you have a healthy baby
Type I and Type II Diabetes
What is Diabetes
Taking Control of your Diabetes
Low blood sugar
High blood sugar
Possible long-term problems
General Health Care
You are in Control - strategies for dealing with diabetes and to maintain a positive outcome
How to check your blood sugar at home
How to give your injections
Services are Paid for by:
Most Insurance companies
Information from the Indiana Department of Health
9.6% of adults, or about 455,000 in Indiana have diabetes. An estimated 250,000 adults have undiagnosed diabetes.
Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death for Indiana residents.
Adults with diabetes were more likely than adults without diabetes to report ever being diagnosed with a heart attack or stroke.
Adult diabetes prevalence increased from 2004-2008 in Indiana.