Mercy Diabetes Education - Joplin

Part of Mercy Hospital Joplin
100 Mercy Way, Suite 570
Joplin, MO 64804


Phone: (417) 556-8555
Fax: (417) 556-8553
Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mercy Diabetes Education - Jopin is an important resource for all those living with diabetes in our community. Studies have shown that better educated diabetic patients regularly monitor blood sugar levels, increasingly comply with prescribed therapy regimens, achieve lower A1c levels and live longer, healthier lives. In addition, nutrition counseling can be an important part of treatment programs for a variety of diseases and disorders, including cacer, heart disease and obesity.

Our Mercy Diabetes Education team consists of a nurse practitioner, registered nurse and registered dietitian - all have earned recognition as leaders in diabetes education. They provide Type II adults and pediatric patients, Type I adults, gestational diabetic patients, and pre-diabetic patients with the support and training they need, including:

  • Disease overview
  • Individualized nutritional counseling
  • Home glucose monitoring
  • Medication
  • Insulin pumps
  • Intensive insulin therapy
  • Physical activity
  • Acute/chronic complications
Our Team Approach
Diabetes Education and Support

Our program is certified by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for patients like you who may be newly diagnosed with diabetes or having difficulty controlling the disease.

Weight Management and Nutrition

Nutrition counseling is provided by a registered licensed dietitian who will include an individual nutritional assessment with meal planning and goal setting.

One-on-one sessions provide medical nutrition therapy for physician prescribed diets, including:

  • Weight management
  • Pediatric weight management
  • Hypoglycemia
  • High cholesterol
  • Oncology nutrition counseling
  • High blood pressure
  • Prenatal nutrition and gestational diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Celiac disease
  • Eating disorders
  • Healthy eating
  • Gastrointestinal disorders

Diet & Managing Diabetes

Mercy Dietician Danielle Keltner

Meet Our Team