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The Network

The Memorial Network has been more than 56 years in the making, and it’s an ever-evolving plan for better healthcare right here—in your community.

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Hospitals
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    Memorial Hospital

    With a team dedicated to your health and the latest in medical technology, we are setting the standards in high-quality healthcare.

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    Memorial Hospital East

    Coming in 2016! This 94-bed hospital will have private patient suites, ICU, cardiac cath lab, surgical suites, and an obstetrics unit.

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Doctors

Memorial Medical Group is a physician-directed, community-wide organization, committed to improving the health of its patients.

For a full listing of all members of Memorial’s Medical Staff, click here

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Foundation

Memorial Foundation raises funds and enhances community support to assist Memorial in providing providing exceptional healthcare.

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Careers

Memorial offers employment in a patient-centered environment where dedicated staff work together to serve our communities.

View a full listing of Careers at Memorial.

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Center for Diabetes Education

Center for Diabetes Education

Education and support to live with diabetes

Whether you are newly diagnosed with diabetes or have been living with the disease for years, you can turn to Memorial Hospital’s staff for diabetes education and support. We’re here to provide exceptional healthcare and compassionate service any way we can.

​What is diabetes?

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that is needed to convert food into energy.

Type 1 diabetes results from the body’s failure to produce insulin. While 5 to 10 percent of diabetics suffer from type 1, according to the ADA, approximately 16 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, a condition that results when the body fails to properly use insulin.

Some symptoms of diabetes

  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Increased fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Blurry vision

If you’re experiencing these symptoms and think diabetes could be the problem, make an appointment with your doctor today!

Understanding diabetes is key

Many diabetics do not realize that proper instruction and management is essential in order to minimize the disease’s long-term complications.

Patients need to be educated about how serious diabetes really is. It is a lifelong, chronic disease that can cause problems like kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, and stroke.

Understanding the causes and symptoms is the first step toward decreasing the chance of developing such complications.

ADA Certification

The Center for Diabetes Education program is certified through the American Diabetes Association, a certification we’ve held since 2006.

Related Links

American Diabetes Association

The Center for Diabetes Education

4600 Memorial Drive
Suite 180
Belleville, IL 62226
(618) 257-4800


Diabetes Support Group

Join us at our Diabetes Support Group!

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