Mount Pleasant, Iowa, [October 4, 2022] – Henry County Health Center’s Diabetes Team will be offering a two-day diabetes education class Monday, October 24 and Tuesday, October 25. This program is open to anyone who has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
The class will be conducted from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day in Suite 25 at HCHC. Directions will be given when you call HCHC’s Diabetes Education Center at 319-385-6518 to register. Please register by Friday, October 21.
Topics include meal planning; exercise; personal goals; eye disease; glucose monitoring; foot, skin and dental care; complications of diabetes; explanation of diabetes; medications; and behavior modifications. There will be time for questions.
The purpose of the program is to provide people who have diabetes and their families the latest information regarding the disease and to help them become aware that diabetes education is a lifelong process.
The HCHC Diabetes Education Center has earned Iowa State Certification. It has also been awarded Recognition from the American Diabetes Association, which assures that it has met the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. HCHC’s Diabetes Education team offers Certified Diabetes Educators through the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.
People with diabetes face a shortened life span and also suffer from many preventable diabetes-related complications, such as lower extremity amputations, end-stage renal disease, blindness, long-term reduction in activity, and cardiovascular disease. Many of these diabetes-related complications can be reduced or prevented through treatment and appropriate self-management.
There is a fee for the class; however, many insurance plans will cover the program. For more information, or to sign up, contact the HCHC Diabetes Education Center at 319-385-6518.
HCHC is prepared and committed to caring for you and your loved ones. Our current safety precautions require that facemasks be worn by all patients and visitors in clinical areas. No youth under the age of 14 are allowed to enter Henry County Health Center unless the child is a patient coming for an appointment. Please remember to social distance in the hallways, waiting areas and classrooms, cover your coughs and sneezes, and stay home when ill.