Henry County Health Center’s Diabetes Team will be offering a two-day diabetes education class Monday, March 22nd and Tuesday, March 23rd. 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 Classroom A1 at HCHC. Directions will be given when you call HCHC’s Diabetes Education Center at 319-385-6518 to register. Please register by Friday, March 19th.
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.
During this pandemic, HCHC is prepared and committed to caring for you and your loved ones. As we continue to adjust to this dynamic time, our current safety precautions require that facemasks be worn by all patients and visitors. Everyone who enters the health center will also have temperatures checked and answer health screening questions. No youth under the age of 18 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.
For more COVID-19 resources, visit www.hchc.org. For answers to questions about COVID-19 and information about area resources, call the COVID-19 call center at 800-871-3313.