Type 2 diabetes, the greatest public health crisis of the next quarter century, affects an estimated 26 million children and adults in the United States. Approximately 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes; unfortunately, nearly 27% of affected people do not know they have the disease (2011).
Being diagnosed with diabetes will change your life, but it doesn’t have to be for the worse. Winneshiek Medical Center offers Diabetic Education services, including nutrition counseling, group outpatient classes, and instruction on insulin administration and self-glucose monitoring. The Diabetes Education team consists of registered dietitians and a registered nurse who work with your doctor to develop a personal care plan to meet your health needs.
To learn more about diabetes education at Winneshiek Medical Center, contact your primary health care provider.