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Diabetes Education

2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Who:
Patients with the diagnosis of diabetes and their spouse, family members and/or caregiver.

What:
Patients will be offered individual sessions to learn self blood glucose monitoring and to work on an individualized meal plan.

The course will be broken into four classes, two hours in length once per week for four weeks. Classes will be taught by a Registered Nurse, Registered Dietitian and Registered Pharmacist.

Where:
Thayer County Health Services Conference Room.

When:
The course will be broken into four class meetings: Dates to be Posted.

Why:
Diabetes was the 6th leading cause of death in Thayer County. The number of patients diagnosed with diabetes continues to grow. Offering this class will provide a comprehensive curriculum for diabetes education to our county. Topics that will be addressed:

  • What is diabetes?
  • What are the long term complications?
  • Self blood glucose monitoring
  • Carbohydreates and proper nutrition
  • Foot care
  • Exercise
  • Medication
  • Insulin management
  • Free glucometer
  • Free pedometer

Questions can be directed to Kathryn A. Retzlaff, MS, RD, LMNT at Thayer County Health Services. (402)768-6041, Ext. 160 or Rhea Kniep, RN, BSN at (402)768-4625, Ext. 273

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