The Diabetes Education Center at Jackson County Regional Health Center offers comprehensive diabetes services to outpatients and their significant others. Instruction is offered to adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Participants enter the program through referral from a physician. Our diabetes instruction is tailored to meet the client's specific needs and recommendations from their physician. The Diabetes education classes help educate people on how to manage their diabetes which in turn promotes self-management and help achieve optimal health outcomes. Topics covered in the diabetes education classes include: what diabetes is and how it affects your body, meal planning, blood sugar monitoring, medication and insulin education, exercise plan, skin and foot care, psychological adjustment, preventing, detecting, and treating chronic complications, and goal setting to promote health, and problem solving for daily living.
The Diabetes Education Center also offers a Diabetic Support Group once a month to diabetics and their significant other. Also a diabetes update program is offered to the public two times a year.
The JCRHC Diabetes Center is certified by the American Diabetes Association, Iowa Department of Public Health, and Iowa Medicaid Program. The Diabetes Center is staffed by a team of Certified Diabetes Educators which includes a registered nurse and a registered dietitian. Support staff includes a pharmacist, and physical therapist.
For more information on the diabetes support group you can download the 2008 schedule below, call 563-652-4066, or email firstname.lastname@example.org