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Diabetes Education

Diabetes Self-Management Education Program:
If you are living with diabetes, you can feel confident in choosing Marlette Regional Hospital’s diabetes education program. Our team includes a registered nurse, who is also a certified diabetes care & education specialist and a licensed dietitian. Together, our educators will help you understand how to live with your condition and inspire you to make lifestyle changes that can improve your health.

Diabetes Program Information:
Once you make the decision to attend our program, you will receive a private appointment with one of our instructors. This time is used to discuss your individual concerns, lifestyle habits, personal health goals, and learning needs. The next step is to attend group classes. Each class is typically 2-2.5 hours in length and provides comprehensive coverage of diabetes topics, including understanding what diabetes is doing in the body, meal planning, understanding blood glucose numbers and patterns, physical activity, healthy coping, preventing complications, problems solving, & more. Our goal is to make you feel more empowered and confident in your ability to manage your lifestyle & improve your blood glucose levels and quality of life.

If you have already attended diabetes education, did you know you can return each year? 2 hours of education are available each calendar year. These hours can be used to cover whatever topics are most pressing to you. Education can be performed privately or in a group.

Online Resources
For more information about living with diabetes, visit the American Diabetes Association website www.diabetes.org.

Address
MRH East Campus Building
2861 Main Street, Marlette, MI 48453

Contact Us

Program Coordinator/Educator: Melanie Campbell, RN, CDE
Phone: 989-635-4348
Fax: 989-635-4315

Looking for education to manage your diabetes care?

Who qualifies?
Once diagnosed with diabetes, most people will qualify to attend diabetes education. A referral is needed from your primary care provider and we can obtain that for you. Most insurance plans cover diabetes education, including Medicare, Medicaid, and many commercial plans. If you would like to contact your insurance company to check on benefits, you can give them billing codes G0108 & G0109. If you are interested in attending, or just have questions, please call us at 989-635-4348.

When:
Our office hours are Mondays & Wednesdays, 7-4:30 & Fridays, 7-11am. Group classes are ongoing and occur at a variety of times throughout the year, including mornings, afternoons, & occasional evenings. A multi-month class flyer will be provided to you, to assist you in determining what classes are right for you.

Diabetes Public Info: 
Comprehensive coverage of topics, including the diabetes disease process, monitoring and managing blood glucose levels, meal planning, utilizing physical activity, coping with a chronic condition, medications, preventing long and short term diabetes complications, and making changes to achieve health goals.

Instead of 2-2.5 hours, perhaps we should say they are several hours each.

Office hours are Monday 7-4:30, Wednesday 7-3, Friday 7-11.

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Visitor Restrictions for all MRH-Owned Facilities

We are updating our Visitor Restrictions to the following:

o Emergency Department –
▪ One designated visitor that must remain in the ED the whole time, once the visitor leaves, they will not be permitted to return until the patient is discharged.
▪ Pediatric patients under the age of 17, two healthy parents that must remain at the bedside.
▪ Extenuating circumstances such as critical care, possible end-of-life-state, will be handled case-by-case.
▪ Patients presenting with COVID symptoms-No visitors until the COVID test comes back negative. If it comes back positive the patient will continue to have no visitors.

o Surgical Services – one bed-side visitor that must remain in the patient’s room
▪ Pediatric patients under the age of 17 in any setting are allowed two parents/relatives to be present
o Inpatient, Observation, Swing Bed Patients –
▪ Two visitors per patient at a time that must stay in the patients room the whole time.
▪ Visitors ages 13 – 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
▪ Patients admitted that are COVID positive, No visitors in the COVID rooms.
▪ Extenuating circumstances such as critical care, possible end-of-life-state, will be handled case-by-case.

o Long-Term Care (LTC) – please contact the LTC at 989-635-4400o Hospice – Visitation shall be accommodated, please check in at the Hospice Residence Nurses Station.

o Outpatient Testing – only the patient, unless the patient is under the age of 17, then a parent may accompany
▪ Unless extenuating circumstances require a visitor to be present

o Outpatient Procedure with Sedation – one bed-side visitor that must remain in the patient’s room
▪ Pediatric patients under the age of 17 in any setting are allowed two parents/relatives to be present

o Physician Office Appointments – one visitor accompanying the patient
• ALL allowed visitors must pass health screening prior to visit and are required to wear a mask at all times for the duration of their visit. Visitors that fail to follow this requirement will be asked to leave.
• Visitor accommodations shall be flexible in all care settings for patients with physical or mental disabilities of any kind, including patients who are deaf, hard of hearing and / or blind.
• If more visitors present than are allowed to visit, the excess visitors will be asked to remain in their vehicle.
• All visitors will be required to socially distance themselves from the patient, other visitors and all staff.
We will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 activity in our area along with the surrounding communities and updating patient visitation accordingly and / or as allowed by state and federal regulations.


UPDATED HOSPITAL VISITATION
6.13.2022 @ 12:00 pm
2770 Main Street | Marlette, MI 48453 | 989-635-4000 | marletteregionalhospital.org