Diabetes Education Class offered at HCHC

Henry County Health Center?s Diabetes Team will be offering a one day diabetes education class on Tuesday, April 24. This program is open to anyone who has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

The class will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Health Education Center at HCHC. Meals will be served to class participants and their guest. Directions will be given to HCHC?s Diabetes Education Center when you call to register at 319-385-6518.

Please register by April 23.

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 also has 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.

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.