Living with diabetes may be challenging, but you don't have to go it alone. UnityPoint Health is committed to helping you live well with diabetes by providing coordinated care through education, coaching and support.
The Benefits of Diabetes Education
Diabetes Education helps people with or at risk for diabetes gain the 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 is important to partner with an expert to help you navigate the disease.
That is why 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 classes or individual sessions.
Your healthcare team will help you learn what to do to live well with Diabetes. Your team members include your doctor, nurse, care coordinator, social worker, dietitian and pharmacist. Your team members may also include nurses and dietitians certified in diabetes education (CDE); these team members have experience educating people with diabetes and have passed an examination to become certified. They work with you as your teacher, coach and counselor.
Care at Home
Home care nurses work with patients to develop a plan for diabetes management that allows for a healthier and more fulfilling life. UW Health Care Direct serves as an extension of your healthcare team in your home. Home care helps patients like you.
American Diabetes Association
Center for Perinatal Care - Diabetes Clinic