Greene County Medical Center offers diabetes education services for people with diabetes at any stage, from a new diagnosis to long-standing diabetes.
Diabetes Management is staffed with a Registered Nurse, a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist as well as a Registered Dietitian. Participants will receive education in a group or one-on-one setting, based on individual needs.
Our program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association and is certified by the State of Iowa Department of Health and Human Services.
All Diabetes Management services require a referral from you primary healthcare provider.
Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES)
The Initial Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support program offers the knowledge, skills and support you need to manage your diabetes. It provides you with the foundation to help navigate your daily self-care with confidence.
As diabetes changes, new needs will arise and follow-up DSMES is available to help you along the way. We offer you that extra support with your diabetes throughout the years, when you need it.
Key Times for a Diabetes Referral
It is never a bad time to book an appointment with a diabetes education specialist, but there are key times when getting support is of utmost importance:
- At diagnosis - all newly diagnosed individuals should receive DSMES.
- Once yearly to evaluate control, receive new information, update treatment or sustain improved outcomes
- When complicating factors develop, such as health conditions, cognitive changes, emotional factors or changes in basic living needs.
During transitions in care, such as changing insurance, changing providers, returning home after a hospital stay, new medications, starting insulin, using new devices or technology or age-related changes.
Insulin Pump Therapy
Insulin pump therapy is available for patients who have been screened and meet the criteria for use. Our staff is certified to train and support multiple brands of pumps.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is available for both personal and professional use. Staff will assist patients who qualify to obtain and train them on their own personal CGM device. Professional studies sometimes offer devices for patients to wear on a short-term basis if blood glucose control needs to be evaluated more closely.
Contact Diabetes Management at 515-386-2488.
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