Diabetes Education

1200 North 7th Street, Chariton, Iowa 50049
Phone: (641) 774-3362 | Toll-free: (800) 404-3111

Our goal at Lucas County Health Center is to help you live life to the fullest through successful management of your lifestyle after a diagnosis of diabetes. Through our Diabetes Education program, our highly trained and compassionate registered nurses, and registered dietitian will teach you how to control your diabetes.

A diagnosis of diabetes is made when the body does not produce or properly use insulin. There is no cure for diabetes yet, but it can be controlled through diet, exercise, and/or medication. Proper diabetes control is the best way to prevent further related health complications.

Diabetes Education offers important information to improve health and quality of life for those with diabetes. Individuals and their loved ones learn to manage the disease and decrease the risk of long-term complications.

You do not need to have a physician’s referral to benefit from LCHC’s Diabetes Education. We invite you to learn more about diabetes support groups that are available.


Diabetes Support Group

“Nine tenths of education is encouragement” – Anatole France, Author (1844-1924)

Utilizing our Diabetes Education program will go a long way in helping you manage your diabetes. And now, you can take your diabetes management a step further by joining our diabetes support group. By taking advantage of this free program, you will meet others who are battling the same issues, receive encouragement and ideas for managing your diabetes, and also learn more detailed information from experts in the healthcare field. Support persons are always welcome to attend.

The Diabetes Support Group meets from 5-6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from September – May.

For more information about the Diabetes Support Group, please call (641) 774-3362.


Certified Diabetes Education Program

More information coming soon.