Henry County Health Center Diabetes Education has the following events coming up in December:
HCHC’s Diabetes Team will be offering a Diabetes Review Course on Thursday, December 14. The course will be conducted from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and will be held in the Health Education Center at HCHC. On the day of the course, please register at the HCHC Registration Desk before proceeding to the Health Education Center. Call the HCHC Diabetes Education Center, at 319-385-6518 by Noon on December 13th to sign up. The program is open to anyone who has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and has completed the 10-hour diabetes classes. For more information, or to sign up for the course, contact the HCHC Diabetes Education Center at 319-385-6518.
HCHC’s Diabetes Education Center will offer a FREE pre-diabetes class on Monday, December 18, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. The class will be conducted in the Diabetes Education Center, located in Suite 25 at HCHC. Directions will be given when you call 319-385-6518 to register. Please register by Noon on December 17th. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you should attend this class: Are your fasting blood sugars between 100 and 125; do you have a parent, sister or brother with diabetes; are you are overweight, inactive, or have poor eating habits; are you extremely thirsty, urinate frequently or have unexplained weight loss? The purpose of the class is to help at-risk individuals reverse habits that may be leading toward a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes and its many complications. Topics will include an overview of the different types of diabetes, diet, exercise, and diabetes prevention. For more information or to register for the class, contact HCHC’s Diabetes Education Center at 319-385-6518. There is no fee for this class.
HCHC’s Diabetes Team will be offering a one-day diabetes education class Tuesday, December 19. This program is open to anyone who has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. The class will be conducted from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Health Education Center at HCHC. Meals will be served to class participants and their guest. Directions will be given when you call HCHC’s Diabetes Education Center at 319-385-6518 to register. Please register by December 18th. 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. 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.
Individuals with a chronic disease are invited to participate in a free program “Coffee with Katie” on Thursday, December 21st, from 8:30 to 9:30 am. This will be held in the Diabetes Education Center, located in Suite 25 at HCHC. RSVP by December 20th, to reserve your seat. Join Katie Westphal, RN, BSN, for a social hour, fresh coffee and fruit, plus a discussion on the topic of “10 Steps to Surviving the Holidays.” The public is invited to attend this free program. Bring a friend. For more information or for directions, contact HCHC’s Diabetes Education Department at 319-385-6518.