Pinckneyville Community Hospital Hosts Diabetes Self-Management Program

March 08, 2019

The Diabetes Today Resource Team of Perry County is partnering with Pinckneyville Community Hospital to provide a Diabetes Self-Management program in Perry County beginning Wednesday, April 3.

This six-week program will run from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Pinckneyville Community Hospital, beginning Wednesday, April 3. Brittany Numi, RN and Heather Presswood, RN, from the Perry County Health Department will be conducting the sessions.

Persons who should attend include those with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, or anyone who is a caregiver for someone with diabetes. Sessions for diabetes include dealing with the symptoms, barriers, and challenges. Participants will learn appropriate exercise for improving and maintaining strength and endurance, along with how to eat healthy as well as appropriate use of medication.

The Diabetes Self-Management program is developed through Stanford University and is designed to help participants learn ways to help decrease in days in the hospital, reduce emergency room visits, increase feeling of control over life and energy levels, as well as significantly increase their overall health.

Class size is limited. Interested individuals are asked to call Brittany at 618-357-5371 ext. 119 to reserve your spot.

The Diabetes Today Resource Team (DTRT's) of Perry County is one of the six DTRT's in southern Illinois who are working collaboratively to improve health. For more information, visit the Healthy Southern Illinois Delta Network website at


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Barbour, 618-357-8898