Mercy Diabetes Education - Carthage

1615 Hazel Avenue
Carthage, MO 64836
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It takes a team to manage your diabetes. Our program offers you the education and support you need. It’s certified by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for patients like you who may be newly diagnosed with diabetes or having difficulty controlling the disease.

Diabetes Education

As a participant, you will have scheduled appointments with your physician, a registered dietitian, and a registered nurse. You’ll learn to manage your diabetes through proper nutrition; exercise; stress management and coping skills; medical care; and the motivation you need to change your life for the better.

We offer small group classes and individual sessions for diabetes self management education for:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes

We work to help you successfully manage your diabetes through:

  • Meter training
  • Insulin training
  • Understanding diabetes medications
  • Blood glucose targets and review of lab results
  • Causes and treatments for hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia
  • Exercise guidelines
  • Meal planning
  • Prevention of chronic complications
  • Support groups

Weight Management and Nutrition

One on one nutrition counseling is provided by our registered dietitian which includes an individual nutrition assessment with meal planning and goal setting. Sessions can provide medical nutrition therapy for the following:

  • Weight management
  • High cholesterol
  • Cancer
  • High blood pressure
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Malnutrition and nutrient deficiencies

To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 417-359-8803

Our Providers

Amanda Lee Hunter, NP, Mercy
Mercy Clinic
Gretchen Denise Shull, MD, Mercy
Mercy Clinic