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LIVING WITH DIABETES
Judith Kort
Judith Kort, RN

Debbie IIiff
Debbie IIiff
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Taking that first step can be hard, especially if you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes. Remember, though, that it’s never too late to improve your eating habits, your level of fitness, and the way in which you manage your diabetes.

Contact us at 724-450-7189

Grove City Medical Center’s Diabetes Education is provided on an individual basis to patients, family members and caregivers.

  • Overview of diabetes
  • Oral medications and insulin
  • The importance of managing diabetes
  • Progress evaluation
  • Meal planning & portion sizes
  • Carbohydrate counting & reading labels
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Acute & chronic complications
  • Importance of regular physician visits
  • Reinforcement of managing diabetes
  • GCMC Support Group information

Diabetes Support Group
Utilizing a support group can go a long way in helping you manage whatever may be going on in your life. Grove City Medical Center is pleased to offer a Diabetes Support Group for people with diabetes, their families and caregivers. Facilitated by community health educator Debbie Iliff and diabetes resource nurse Judi Kort, the group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. in our conference rooms. By taking advantage of this free program, participants will meet others who face similar issues, receive encouragement and ideas for managing diabetes and learn from experts in the healthcare field. No reservation is necessary.

Judith Kort, RN - 724-450-7189
Diabetes Resource Nurse
Following her graduation from Sharon Regional Health System’s School of Nursing, Judi Kort worked at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh in the endocrinology unit, where she developed an interest in helping patients with diabetes. During her time with GCMC, Judi has worked as an acute care nurse as well as a diabetes educator. She is a member of the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Debbie Iliff - 724-450-7193
Community Health Educator
A graduate of Youngstown State University, Debbie earned a bachelor of science in applied science degree in community health. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and a member of the Pennsylvania Society for Public Health Education. During her 13-year public health career, Debbie initiated a “Dining With Diabetes” program in Ohio. As GCMC’s community outreach coordinator, she is eager to provide community health education to groups and clubs in the area. When your organization has a need for diabetes education or one of many specific health education topics, call Debbie.

Dining With Diabetes
Sponsored through our partnership with Penn State Cooperative Extension, Dining with Diabetes is offered several times each year. This dynamic program teaches participants how to prepare diabetes-friendly meals with tips and tricks of the trade from a professional chef. Each class also includes a fitness component, since physical activity is a major component in the effective management of diabetes. For more information on Dining With Diabetes, contact 724-662-3141.