Diabetes Education Program Receives $5,000 Grant

The Parrish Medical Center Diabetes Education Program, located at 951 N. Washington Avenue, Titusville, was awarded a $5,000 grant in early July from the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation. The grant will help the Diabetes Education Program with its mission to provide quality, cost effective, diabetes education to all patients with diabetes in North Brevard communities.  

The PMC Diabetes Education Program recognizes the needs of the under-served and minority groups and provides community outreach programs to address these specific needs. Provisions are made for those patients with financial needs in the form of an Insulin Voucher Program. This system is used to provide a one-time, 30-day supply of diabetes medications to persons without the funds or insurance necessary to provide this medication for themselves. The participants are then assisted with finding long-term, alternative sources to fund their medication needs.  

The beneficiaries of the Insulin Voucher Program greatly appreciate the loving kindness of the service, knowing they owe nothing in return. With the current state of the economy in Brevard County, our communities need a helping hand. The Diabetes Education Program is dedicated to community outreach and ensuring necessary medications are available to those in need of temporary aide.  

In the United States today, approximately 24 million people are known to have diabetes. That’s 7.8 percent of the population. The key to successful diabetes self-management is education and communication with your healthcare professionals. The PMC Diabetes Education Program is the longest running hospital-based education program in Brevard County. It has been providing timely, comprehensive, and cost-effective care to patients since 1995, and continues to offer appropriate and quality education.  

Call 321-268-6699 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Go online to www.parrishmed.com/diabetesaware for a  free DiabetesAware online self-assessment.  

About Parrish Medical Center Parrish Medical Center is a nationally recognized not-for-profit, public 210-bed medical center serving North Brevard County. It has been awarded nine disease-specific certification gold seals from the Joint Commission that includes diabetes education as well as acute coronary syndrome, breast cancer, heart failure, palliative care, hip replacement, knee replacement, stroke and wound healing. PMC is one of only five hospitals in the U.S. to hold nine or more of these certifications. For more information, visit parrishmed.com.

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