Diabetes Education*

The Diabetes Education Program at Mercy is an excellent resource for patients with diabetes and those at risk for developing diabetes. A multidisciplinary team of certified diabetes educators works with patients and their physicians to control diabetes and prevent or reduce complications through self-management, education and support. 

The Diabetes Education Program provides education on the following topics:

  • Understanding the basics of diabetes
  • Self-monitoring of blood glucose 
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)
  • Medication management - insulin and oral agents
  • Behavior modification
  • Appropriate exercise
  • Proper nutrition
  • Meal planning
  • Preventing diabetes complications
  • Motivating yourself to live well
  • Healthy habits for your feet, skin and eyes
  • Gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy)
  • Community resources

Mercy Diabetes Education Program is available in the following locations:

Mercy Medical Plaza 
Iowa Diabetes and Endocrinology Center
Mercy North
Mercy East
Mercy South
Mercy West
Mercy Indianola 



(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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