Henry County Health Center Diabetes Education February events

Mount Pleasant, Iowa, [April 19, 2023] – Henry County Health Center’s Diabetes Education is hosting the following classes in the month of May.

Tuesday, May 9– Diabetes Support Group, 2-3 p.m., Suite 25 – Take a deeper dive into diabetes topics that interest you and connect with others. This month’s topic is “Reduce Stress: How it affects blood sugars,” with special guest speaker Chasity Lange

Thursday, May 11 – Annual Review Course, 1-3 p.m., Suite 25

Call HCHC Diabetes Education at 319-385-6518 by noon on Tuesday, May 9, to reserve your spot. The day of class, register at the HCHC Registration Desk before proceeding to the class. The program is open to anyone who has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and has completed the 10-hour diabetes classes.

Thursday, May 18– CGM Support Group, 2-3 p.m., Suite 25

Monday, May 22 – Diabetes Group Class – this diabetes education class open to anyone who has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. The class is 8:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Suite 25. There is a fee; however, many insurance plans cover the program. Directions will be given when you call HCHC’s Diabetes Education Center at 319-385-6518 to register by Friday, May 19.

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.

HCHC is prepared and committed to caring for you and your loved ones. 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 cover your coughs and sneezes, and stay home when ill.