November is American Diabetes Month and according to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. St. Francis Medical Center recognized the need to support the community and provide tools to effectively manage this complex chronic disease so they established the Diabetes Self-Management Program
. The program provides one 90 minute session per week for several weeks. Group participants gain education, self-care tools, and the empowerment of being able to manage the disease. The program also provides a support group the first Thursday of every month.
In order to provide the highest quality of care and expertise, Vinuta Mohan, MD, FACE, a Board Certified Endocrinologist joined the team. Dr. Mohan earned her medical degree at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. After an endocrine fellowship at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City she worked at Lincoln Medical Center, a large, busy urban hospital in the South Bronx of New York City for 10 years. This past fall, she joined St. Francis Medical Center. She looks forward to bringing her many years of experience managing patients with challenging chronic diseases to the Trenton population. She has particular expertise in type 2 diabetes management as well as other endocrine conditions such as thyroid dysfunction and osteoporosis. Joining Dr. Mohan’s team is Catherine (Beth) Shaltis, MSN, APN an Acute/Critical Care Nurse Practitioner. Beth has worked for the last 19 years as a critical care nurse at a local hospital. Beth states, “I’m looking forward to changing my career focus from acute disease management to chronic disease management.”
For more information about the Diabetes Self-Management program at St. Francis Medical Center and to see when the next session begins log on to www.stfrancismedical.org or call 609-599-6215. To make an appointment to see Dr. Mohan call 609-599-5050.
|Vinuta Mohan, MD
||Catherine (Beth) Shaltis, MSN, APN