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Diabetes & Wellness Education


Hiawatha Community Hospital Diabetes and Wellness Program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). Our mission is to provide our patients with knowledge, instruction, guidance, and empowerment with the self-care management skills necessary to improve their quality of life.

Taking good care of yourself can seem overwhelming when you have diabetes - whether you have just been diagnosed or you have been living with diabetes for some time.

There are many things to consider when trying to manage your diabetes. Such as eating healthy meals, increasing activity, monitoring blood sugars, & taking medications property.

Diabetes Education Program:
Services include individual or group sessions. Both services require a provider referral and are scheduled by the diabetes education coordinator.
Education topics include healthy eating skills, being active, taking medication (both oral and injectables), monitoring, problem solving, healthy coping & reducing risks of complications.
Individual appointments are available with our Registered Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator.
An individual assessment and education plan is completed for each patient.
Follow up reports are sent to the referring provider.

Diabetes Education Group Classes:
Group classes are taught by our diabetes team which consist of a local physician, our hospital pharmacist and a registered dietitian/certified diabetes educator.
Class sessions are offered four times per year in January, April, July & October.
Classes are provided as four, two hour long classes


Please click here for a referral form

Johanna O'Malley
HCH Diabetes & Wellness Program
(P) 785-742-6308
(F) 785-742-6539