Diabetes is the fastest growing risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The number of people, which has tripled over the last three decades, is equal to 7% of the American population. More concerning is that one-third of those with diabetes are unaware they have the disease—a disease that leads to cardiac conditions, stroke, blindness and loss of limbs.
The good news is that diabetes is controllable and preventable. Knowing your risk profile will enable you to take control of your health and provide you with the best defense against diabetes.
The Parrish Diabetes Education Program teaches the skills necessary for effective diabetes self-management. The center gives support to the patient and his or her family. A certified diabetes educator coordinates the program that follows national standards set by the American Diabetes Association. PMC offers a four-week rotation of Diabetes Group Classes and support groups at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville and the Parrish Healthcare Center at Port St. John.
Please consult our PMC calendar for class dates and times, and support group meetings.
To learn more about the Parrish Diabetes Education Program call 321-268-6699.
Diabetes Education Referral | Download PDF
New Patient Paperwork for Diabetes Education | Download PDF
Medical Nutrition Therapy Referral | Download PDF
Patient Education Downloads
Cardiac/LowSodium/Diabetic Menu | Download PDF
Why Parrish Medical Center?
Because lifestyle changes are critical to managing chronic conditions, Parrish Medical Center (PMC) has a number of programs that focus on assessing behaviors and results, changing modifiable risk behaviors, promoting early detection through awareness of symptoms, and establishing proven health self-management skills. These programs include:
The Diabetes Self-Management Program
The Parrish Health & Fitness Center
Offers one-on-one wellness coaching for people with chronic conditions. A certified wellness coach will develop a tailored, personalized wellness plan ad be there every step of the way to encourage and motivate for success.