Diabetes Education

The Diabetes Education Center at Jackson County Regional Health Center offers comprehensive diabetes services to people with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. Our mission is to provide quality, personalized education to promote self-management skills and optimal health outcomes.

With a referral from a health care provider, participants receive diabetes instruction tailored to meet individual needs in the areas of:

  • Blood sugar monitoring
  • Medications and insulin
  • Meal planning and nutrition
  • Exercise planning
  • Skin and foot care
  • Goal setting

The Diabetes Education Center also offers a Diabetes Support Group that meets once a month for people with diabetes and the public. 

The JCRHC Diabetes Center is certified by the American Diabetes Association, Iowa Department of Public Health, and Iowa Medicaid Program. A team of registered nurses and a registered dietitian work together to provide clients with the skills they need to manage their diabetes. The team includes a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) who has comprehensive knowledge and experience in providing education for prediabetes, diabetes prevention and management.

For more information about diabetes services or the diabetes support group, call 563-652-4066, or email diabetic.ed@jcrhc.org.