1200 North 7th Street, Chariton, Iowa 50049
Phone: (641) 774-3362 | Toll-free: (800) 404-3111
Certified Diabetes Education
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 Certified Diabetes Self-Management Education program, our highly trained and compassionate registered nurses and registered dietitian will teach you how to better 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.
LCHC’s Certified Diabetes Self-Management Education requires a referral from your healthcare provider. There is a charge for individual sessions, but most insurance programs cover diabetes self-management training and nutrition counseling. We encourage you to contact your insurance provider to find out if you are covered.
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.