A diabetes diagnosis can be life-changing. Fortunately, people with diabetes can have a high quality of life by making a personal commitment to healthy choices, alongside the support of a knowledgeable and understanding diabetes care team.
Winneshiek Medical Center recognizes the importance of a supportive diabetes care team and is pleased to provide the Winneshiek Medical Center Diabetes Clinic to help patients meet their health care goals and reduce the likelihood of developing complications from diabetes.
Winneshiek Medical Center Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Kathy Petersburg, ARNP completed a Diabetes Intensive Training Course at the Mayo School of Health Sciences. Kathy says, “I am not replacing your regular primary care provider, but am an additional resource to work with you and your provider to individualize your diabetes management. Your primary care provider may ask you to see me to provide a thorough look at you and your diabetes. I will provide a multisystem evaluation and approach to your diabetes. My goal is to help you manage your diabetes and prevent long term complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, and kidney disease.” The Diabetes Clinic supports patients from all area clinics and health care systems.
In addition to working closely with providers in the diabetes clinic, a patient’s diabetes management plan will be enhanced by individualized care/consults with the Winneshiek Medical Center dietitian/diabetes educator, Angie Kerndt, RD/LD and the diabetes educator/registered nurse, Jean Irvin, BSN, CDE.
The Winneshiek Medical Center Diabetes Clinic is available by appointment the first and third Monday of every month and visits are covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. Patients do not need a doctor’s referral to receive care through the Diabetes Clinic.
For more information or to schedule an appointment at the Winneshiek Medical Center Diabetes Clinic, please call 563-382-2911.