West Burlington, Iowa, May 10, 2018 – Great River Health System-Diabetes
Education offers four-week group diabetes classes every month. The next
afternoon series will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays beginning June
11. Morning classes will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays beginning June 14.
Group diabetes classes are for people newly diagnosed, making a change
in treatment, or having complications or concerns. A physician referral
for diabetes education is required.
Class topics include:
- Proper eating for diabetes
- Managing blood sugars
- Diabetes-related health problems
Diabetes educators will assess needs for specific information and skills,
teach self-care and provide continuing help. Most insurance companies
cover the fee for the class series. A family member or friend is encouraged
to attend at no additional cost.
The American Diabetes Association has awarded Great River Health System-Diabetes
Education with its Education Recognition Certificate for providing a high-quality
diabetes self-management program. Recognition assures that education programs
meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and
are an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. The Iowa Department
of Public Health also has accredited the program.
For more information or to register, please call 319-768-4165.