Diabetes Education

Living with diabetes may be challenging, but you don't have to do it alone. UnityPoint Health – Keokuk is committed to helping you to live well with diabetes by providing coordinated care through education, coaching and support.

Importance of Diabetes Education

Diabetes Education helps people with or at risk for diabetes gain skills and knowledge needed to change their behavior and successfully manage diabetes and its related conditions. With so much misinformation available about how to manage diabetes, it's important to partner with an expert to help you navigate this disease.

Our diabetes educators will team with you, your support caregiver and your provider to optimize your diabetes control while in our care. To meet your needs, Diabetes Education is provided through group and individual sessions.

Accredited Diabetes Program

Our diabetes program meets the national standards for diabetes education and is recognized by the American Association of Diabetes that our educational services meet or exceeds rigorous quality standards in the services we provide.

7 Behavior Changes to Improve Quality of Life

People with diabetes or pre-diabetes can often improve their quality of life by changing their behavior. The American Association of Diabetes Educators points to these seven key self-care behaviors:

  1. Healthy eating 
  2. Being active 
  3. Monitoring 
  4. Taking medication 
  5. Problem solving 
  6. Healthy coping 
  7. Reducing risks 

Expert Partners

You are in good hands with help from our experience team members of registered nurses and registered dietitians, who undergo specialized training and education.