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8/18/2017 Member News
DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES AT McLAREN BAY REGION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: August 18, 2017
CONTACT: Julie Kukla, (989) 894-3827
julie.kukla@mclaren.org

DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES AT McLAREN BAY REGION

A Diabetes Self-Care Education Program is offered through McLaren Bay Region. A total of three 3-hour sessions and a follow-up class with certified diabetes education nurses and registered dietitians are offered weekly at various times, including evening hours. Topics include diabetes diagnosis and progression, meal planning and carbohydrate counting, goal setting, knowing your numbers, preventing complications, heart healthy eating and stress management.

Gestational Diabetes Classes are also offered. This class is 1 ½ to 2 hours.

Individual Classes are designed for adults, children and adolescents and discuss insulin pumps, insulin and injectable medication administration, glucose monitors, and continuous glucose sensors.

Our Diabetes Self-Care Education Program is certified by the State of Michigan Department of Community Health and has met the National Standards of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Classes are held at 400 S. Trumbull, Bay City. For more information, please call (989) 894 9528.

About McLaren Health Care:
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 260,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 21,000 employees and more than 25,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 300 facilities serving a 54-county market and 75 percent of Michigan’s population. Learn more at mclaren.org.