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July Diabetes Education at HCHC

Henry County Health Center’s Diabetes Education is hosting the following classes in the month of July.

Thursday, July 11 – Annual Review Course, 1-3 p.m., Suite 25

Call HCHC Diabetes Education at 319-385-6518 by noon on Tuesday, July 9, to reserve your spot. The day of class, register at the HCHC Registration Desk before proceeding to the class. The program is open to anyone who has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and has completed the 10-hour diabetes class.

Monday, July 15- Free Prediabetes Class, 12-1 p.m., Suite 25 - Take a deeper dive into diabetes topics that interest you and connect with others.

Thursday, July 18- CGM Support Group, 2-3 p.m., Suite 25.

Monday, July 22 – Diabetes Group Class - this diabetes education class is open to anyone who has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. The class is 8:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Suite 25. There is a fee; however, many insurance plans cover the program. Directions will be given when you call HCHC’s Diabetes Education Center at 319-385-6518 to register by Friday, July 19.

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.

HCHC Diabetes Education 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.

HCHC is prepared and committed to caring for you and your loved ones. Please remember to cover your coughs and sneezes and stay home when ill.