Community Health Promotion Programs
Diabetes Education Program
About 8 percent of the population has diabetes and health experts expect that figure to rise to about 10% in the next 10-15 years. In addition, Type 2 diabetes is now being diagnosed in much younger individuals, including teenagers.
To try and help, we teach people with diabetes and their families how to manage their diabetes instead of letting diabetes control them. Our diabetes staff includes registered nurses and a registered, licensed dietitian. By sharing their knowledge, the long term complications associated with high blood glucose (sugar) can be limited. Our program includes both individual and group sessions.
The first session is a one-hour individual consultation that involves documenting a patient history and assessing educational needs. It also includes hands-on instruction in self-monitoring blood glucose levels and teaching basic diabetes "survival skills."
New group sessions start the first week of each month pending the amount of participants. Sessions are typically held Wednesday afternoons.
Your Doctor's Role
A physician referral is required to get into the program and all information from your sessions is shared with your doctor. This ensures that the program will help your health care team assist you in reaching your goals.
Please call Trinity Muscatine Diabetes Education for the cost of individual and group sessions. You may want to check with your insurer to make sure the cost of the program is covered. If not, program costs will be your responsibility.
Medical Nutritional Therapy
Trinity Muscatine offers the latest nutrition information and individual counseling support in the prevention and treatment of chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Specialized nutrition counseling sessions are available for all age groups and include ongoing medical monitoring as needed.
Medical Nutritional Therapy can help you better manage:
- Weight Concerns
- Cardiovascular Conditions
- High Cholesterol Levels
- Post Heart Attack/Stent
- Gastrointestinal Conditions
- Diverticular Disease
- Food Intolerances/Allergies
- Cancer/Cancer treatment
All sessions are conducted by a registered, licensed dietitian, the medically recognized nutrition expert. Physician referral is REQUIRED.
If you experience fatigue, poor appetite and weight loss, or chronic weight control problems, you could benefit from our services. Medical Nutritional Therapy is highly recommended for chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, or heart disease. We work in conjunction with your doctor to help make positive nutrition changes to improve your health.