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Diabetes Education

Who We Are

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

Meet the Diabetes Educators

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Katie Westphal, BSN, RN, CDCES
Diabetes Program Coordinator

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Natalee Gent, RD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

What We Do

Diabetes Education 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 Diabetes Education at Henry County Health Center.

To view the 2023 Calendar of Events, click here.

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

Diabetes Education 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!


Diabetes Education
407 S. White St., Suite 25
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641

For more information on Diabetes Education, please call 319-385-6518.
Faxes can be sent to 319-385-6785.