The Diabetes Management Program is designed to help you take charge of
your health by learning about diabetes and the importance of controlling
your insulin and blood sugar (glucose) level. Our goal is to keep you as
healthy and active as possible and minimize potential complications.
Our program is designed for individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes
Individual consultations with a diabetes nurse specialist or
diabetes dietician specialist
A 10-hour course in diabetes management (both day and evening
classes are offered)
Support groups and other resources
A 10-year research study completed by the National Institutes of
Health proved that good blood-glucose control prevents or delays many of
the complications of diabetes.
Our individual consults and group classes are conducted by nurses and
dieticians who are certified diabetes educators. Specific topics
What is diabetes?
Measuring your own blood sugar
Using exercise to control your diabetes
Controlling diabetes is ultimately your responsibility. We can provide
you with the information and skills necessary to take on that
responsibility with confidence. We've helped countless individuals with
diabetes live healthy, active, productive lives.
Preregistration is required to participate in the program. Most
insurance companies will pay for all or part of the cost of the program.
We will help you submit a claim to your insurance company to cover the
program fee, although coverage benefits vary.
Classes are conveniently held at Paoli Hospital. For more information or
to register for the program, please call the Diabetes Management
Program at Paoli Hospital at 484-565-8020.
Some of Our Success Stories
"The nutrition classes were very good and helped me a lot."—Shelley,
"My wife's support with diet has allowed me to cut my meds and bring my
diabetes under control."—Glenn, Chester Springs, Pa.
"The caring and very competent staff helped me to understand the cause
and possible complications of diabetes and how to manage it using diet,
exercise and medication. Most importantly, after the individual
counseling session with a dietitian, I was able to set up a workable
plan to fit my lifestyle and needs. I came away from the program
understanding the disease and able to manage it on my own, knowing that
ongoing support was available if I needed it."—Joanna, Malvern, Pa.
"I have lost over 30 pounds. I feel great. I wish I had been offered
this program before I was diagnosed with diabetes."—Elizabeth,
"I am so glad I decided to take the diabetes management classes at Paoli
Hospital. In the past 15 years I have been to quite a few different ones
but never really understood what I should be doing. The classes by Betty
Colletta, RN, were very instructive, and the time spent on nutrition by
Bobbie Mearns, RD, was well worth my time to drive 40 minutes to the
hospital. I have been calculating my food intake as directed and have
found my numbers for my sugars have come down. In my opinion, Paoli has
the best hospital, doctors, and nurses, as well as dietitians! Keep
going!"—Sue, Royersford, Pa.
"I lost 20 pounds in four months with the direction, help, and
easy-to-follow diet of nutritionist Chris Hurley. I have more energy and
I feel great with my new eating habits."—Beatriz, Devon, Pa.
New Appointments 1.866.CALL.MLH or 484.580.1000
255 West Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA 19301
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.