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Diabetes Education

MMC’s Diabetes Self Management Education program, recognized by the American Diabetes Association and certified by the Iowa Department of Public Health, provides both individual and group instruction. Classes are offered as demand warrants. The program begins with an individual assessment. Meal planning, exercise, medication and monitoring are covered in the program. A free diabetes support group is also available.

Jan Hastert, RN, CDE

Phone: (712) 755-4398

Jan currently serves as the diabetes program coordinator. Jan teaches the diabetes education program classes and provides individual consultation to patients and works with patients whose Medical Practitioner has prescribed them to wear the Continuous Blood Glucose monitoring system which evaluates blood sugar patterns over a period of a few days.

Julie Klein, RD, LD

Phone: (712) 755-4318

Julie provides outpatient nutrition therapy for any disease with related nutrition needs and serves the nutrition needs of MMC’s inpatients as well as overseeing day to day operations of MMC’s Dietary Department.