Decorah Residents experience with WMC’s Diabetes Information Group
Stan Townswick of Decorah, was diagnosed with diabetes over ten years ago. “When I first found out I had diabetes, I knew my life and eating habits needed to change,” says Townswick. “The information group offered by WMC continues to educate me on the importance of healthy eating habits…these professionals really put it together nicely and cover a wide range of topics.” Stan regularly attends Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC) Diabetes Information Group, a group that hosts a series of presentations throughout the year that provides information on how to lead a healthy life with diabetes.
WMC Diabetes Information Group is offered the second Monday of each month in the lower level conference rooms from 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm. Some topics that are scheduled to be presented this coming year include stress management, diabetes medication, food label reading, healthy eating habits and understanding blood test results. Information Group meetings are free of charge and open to anyone interested in learning more about living with pre-diabetes and diabetes.
“I am not much of a cook, so learning how to prepare healthy meals, and having recipes shared, prepared and tasted was something I highly enjoy,” says Townswick. “Also, learning the importance of carb counting and how to properly read labels was very beneficial for me. The instructors are really a great team.”
WMC Diabetes Information Group is hosted by Jean Irvin, diabetes education coordinator and registered nurse, Angie Kerndt, registered dietitian, and Joetta Redlin, director of nutrition services and registered dietitian. To learn more or view the presentation topics planned for 2017, visit winmedical.org/our-services/diabetes-education/information-group or call 563-382-2911.