Diabetes & Heart Health Class Coming to Marlette

Melanie Campbell, RN CDE

The Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) program of Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) invites Thumb Area residents living with diabetes to join them for a Diabetes & Heart Health class coming up on February 13th from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the MRH East Campus in Marlette. This class is intended for diabetic patients that have completed 10 hours of DSMT education.

MRH Diabetes Educator Melanie Campbell, RN, CDE shares, “Many people do not know that diabetes and cardiovascular disease are closely linked. In fact, if you have diabetes, you are 2 to 4 times more likely to die from heart disease than adults who do not have diabetes. The good news is that there are many things you can do to decrease your risk for heart disease including being physically active, quitting smoking, and making heart-healthy dietary changes.”

This class will be taught by a registered nurse, certified diabetes educator, and registered dietitian. The cost associated with DSMT programs and Lisa Kalbfleish, RDclasses is covered by most insurance companies, but co-pays and deductibles may apply. Attendees should call their insurance company to verify coverage for education. A referral by a primary care provider is required to attend this class. 

Please contact the diabetes education office at 989-635-4348 for more information, to RSVP, or for referral assistance. A guest is welcome to attend with participants. For more information about Marlette Regional Hospital, please visit www.marletteregionalhospital.org.