Diabetes Education Center

Health Services

Diabetes Education Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:30 am-5 pm


Diabetes Education Contact
Phone: (319) 385-6518
Fax: (319) 385-6785

Who We Are

The HCHC Diabetes Education Center is here to help you develop the skills, knowledge and attitude which allow you to live a full, flexible lifestyle while balancing diabetes control. This self-management training program is certified and covered by most insurance carriers.

HCHC's Diabetes Education Center has achieved recognition from the State of Iowa and from the American Diabetes Association for meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Education.

What We Do

The Diabetes Education Center educates participants with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. Participants are referred from physicians in Henry County and the surrounding area. Participants may attend a series of group education classes or meet with the diabetes educator and dietician one-on-one.

Our Services Include:

  • Individual Diabetes Training
  • Group Diabetes Training
  • Coffee Club/Support Group

Click HERE for a complete list of services provided by the Diabetes Education Center at Henry County Health Center.

Individual Classes

Self-management training is beneficial for you if you have diabetes-whether you are newly diagnosed or you have had diabetes for many years, this program will help you live a healthier life.

An assessment is conducted by a diabetic nurse educator and/or a dietitian to determine what your specific needs are. The sessions include: Diabetes overview, glucose monitoring, prevention and treatment of high and low blood sugars, pattern control, meal planning, food preparation, insulin therapy, weight management and exercise. Follow-up will be done by a registered nurse at three months, six months, and twelve months.

Group Classes

The Diabetes Education Center offers a group education class for you and a family member. Classes are offered monthly at HCHC. The classes are taught by a variety of medical professionals including a physician, registered nurse, dietitian, pharmacist, social worker and podiatrist. Class sessions feature the following topics:

  • Goal Setting
  • What is Diabetes?
  • Chronic Complications of Diabetes
  • Foot Care
  • Diabetes Medications
  • Glucose Monitoring
  • Skin and Dental Care
  • Meal Planning
  • Post Test
  • Behavior Modification and Coping
  • The Importance of Exercise
  • Review Goals

Also available are:

  • 3-Month Follow-up Visits
  • Follow-up Phone Calls
  • Support Group

Coffee Club/Support Group

Join us for our Coffee Club!  This is a free social hour discussing diabetes and health topics that concern you. Call 319-385-6518 to learn more!