Diabetes Self Management Education Program

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:
Increased thirst
Increased hunger
Weight loss
Fatigue
Blurred vision
Headache
Numbness
Slow healing of cuts and sores
Frequent infections
Dry itchy skin

There are different types of Diabetes:
Pre-diabetes
Gestational
Type I
Type II

Pre-Diabetes
What it is
What can I do

Gestational Diabetes
What to do to ensure you have a healthy baby

Type I and Type II Diabetes
What is Diabetes
Taking Control of your Diabetes
Meal planning
Exercise
Diabetes medicines
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:
Medicare
Medicaid
Most Insurance companies
Private Pay


The Burden of Diabetes in Indiana

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.





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