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GRHS to offer diabetes classes in September

Aug 23, 2018

WEST BURLINGTON — Great River Diabetes Education offers four-week group diabetes classes every month. The next afternoon series will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 6. Afternoon classes will be from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 10.

Group diabetes classes are for people newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having complications or concerns. A physician referral for diabetes education is required.

Class topics include:

• Proper eating for diabetes

• Managing blood sugars

• Medicines

• Diabetes-related health problems

• Exercise

Diabetes educators will assess needs for specific information and skills, teach self-care and provide continuing help. Most insurance companies cover the fee for the class series. A family member or friend is encouraged to attend at no additional cost.

The American Diabetes Association has awarded Great River Health System-Diabetes Education with its Education Recognition Certificate for providing a high-quality diabetes self-management program. Recognition assures that education programs meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and are an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. The Iowa Department of Public Health also has accredited the program. For more information or to register, call 319-768-4165.

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