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Diabetes Education

Myrtue’s Diabetes Self-Management Education program is Certified by the American Diabetes Association and the State of Iowa.

Living with diabetes or preventing diabetes, and its potential long term complications, can be challenging, but Myrtue Medical Center is here to help you! We work with your primary care provider to meet your individual education needs. We offer a comprehensive program in which you will learn everything you need to know about diabetes, pre-diabetes, or gestational diabetes. A free diabetes support group is also available.

Talk to your primary care physician to receive a referral to Myrtue’s Diabetes Education Program, or contact us and we can assist you in obtaining that referral at 712.755.4398

Services we offer for persons with diabetes, who are newly diagnosed, have changes in their diabetes management plan, or need additional education include:

  • Individual management sessions
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes group sessions
  • Personalized nutrition therapy consultation
  • Medication review
  • Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring, evaluation and instruction
  • Insulin administration training
  • Insulin pump management

Diabetes Educators

Jan Hastert, RN, CDCES

Phone: 712.755.4398
Jan is a registered nurse and a certified diabetes educator and currently serves as the diabetes program coordinator and one of our Health Coaches in our Harlan Rural Health Clinic. Jan has a broad base of knowledge in various disease processes specializing in diabetes and provides individual consultation to patients and groups as indicated.

Julie Klein, RD, LD

Phone: 712.755.4318
Julie is a registered and licensed dietitian and will help you learn to manage your diabetes by teaching you how your food choices affect your blood sugar and can help lessen the risk for long term complications related to high blood sugars. Julie provides outpatient nutrition therapy for a variety of disease diagnoses 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.

There is a fee for our certified diabetes services, but it is generally covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. Feel free to contact your insurance provider regarding coverage, or speak to one of our Patient Financial Advocates at 712.340.1270.

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