July 29, 2010
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.
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
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
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 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.