Diabetes Self-Management Education

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The Diabetes Education program at Grundy County Memorial Hospital provides the expertise of licensed and registered dietitian nutritionist Wendy Brewer, to provide optimal care and education to those who are managing diabetes. The program cost is covered by many health insurance companies and Medicare upon physician referral. Whether you're newly diagnosed with diabetes or wish to have an annual follow-up session to review nutrition and disease management, this program can meet your needs. Education takes place in an individual or small group setting. The GCMH program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association. 

Topics include:

  • Adopting healthy eating habits, reading food labels, and consistent carbohydrate counting
  • The importance of physical activity in controlling blood sugar
  • Various medications used to control diabetes
  • Blood glucose monitoring/pattern control
  • Hypoglycemia prevention and treatment
  • Risk reduction measures/preventive care
  • Goal setting
  • Insulin start/adjustment

To schedule an appointment, call: 319-824-5081 or 888-824-5081