Outpatient Diabetes Education 2014

Orange City Area Health System’s Outpatient Diabetes Education Program is proud to offer a comprehensive education program for those with diabetes, either newly diagnosed or for those patients needing extra guidance with diabetes control. In addition to individual education sessions with the diabetes care coordinator or the registered dietician, OCAHS offers the following group education services:


DSME Group Classes (Diabetes Self-Management Education):
Taught by Orange City Area Health System’s highly trained diabetes education team, these 2 hour group classes are designed for newly diagnosed diabetics or for those who are looking for a refresher course. Topics covered include: Overview of diabetes, blood glucose monitoring, carbohydrate counting, food label reading, exercise, medications, complication prevention, sick day care, and stress management.

Classes are held monthly in the main campus education room next to the Dutch Mill Pharmacy.

Classes are held for three consecutive weeks. You must attend all three classes.

A physician referral is required. Register below or by calling 712-737-5311.

The program is covered by most insurance companies, but every insurance plan is different. Check with your individual insurance plan.

Upcoming dates:

2014

November 6,13,20 from 9am-11am   Register Here

December 4, 11, 18 from 1pm-3pm   Register Here

2015

January 8, 14, 22 from 9-11am   Register Here

February 5, 12, 19 from 1pm-3pm   Register Here

March 5, 12, 19 from 9-11am   Register Here

April 2, 9, 16 from 1pm-3pm   Register Here

May 7, 14, 21 from 9-11am   Register Here

June 4, 11, 18 from 1pm-3pm   Register Here

July 9, 16, 23 from 9-11am   Register Here

August 6, 13, 20 from 1pm-3pm   Register Here

September 3, 10, 17 from 9-11am   Register Here

October 1, 8, 15 from 1pm-3pm   Register Here

November 5, 12, 19 from 9-11am   Register Here

December 3, 10, 17 from 1pm-3pm   Register Here

 


Gestational Diabetes Group Classes
Orange City Area Health System’s Outpatient Diabetes Education Program offers group classes to women diagnosed with gestational diabetes. With this class, expectant mothers learn the skills for managing their blood sugar through healthy eating, increased activity, blood glucose monitoring, and stress management.

Classes are held weekly, on a flexible schedule, in the main campus education room next to the Dutch Mill Pharmacy. Each class is 2 hours long – one hour with the registered dietician and one hour with the diabetes care coordinator. The program is covered by most insurance companies, but every insurance plan is different. Check with your individual insurance plan.
A physician’s referral is required.    Register Here or call 712-737-5311.

 

Pre-diabetes Group Classes: Concerned about Pre-diabetes?  This 2 hour group class teaches you about healthier eating and exercise habits to improve your health and reduce your chance of having Type 2 Diabetes. Research has shown that losing weight and exercising most days of the week may prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, a serious medical condition that develops more frequently in this population. Taught by Orange City Area Health System’s highly trained diabetes education team.

Held quarterly in the main campus education room next to the Dutch Mill Pharmacy.
No referral needed, but pre-registration is required. Register below or by calling 712-737-5311.
Lunch or dinner is included with registration fee of $25.
Upcoming dates:

2014

October 23: 11am-1pm   Register Here

December 4: 11am-1pm   Register Here

2015

January 28: noon-2pm   Register Here

March 27: 4-6pm   Register Here

May 28: 11am-1pm   Register Here

July 30: 4-6pm   Register Here

September 24: 11am-1pm   Register Here

November 26: 4-6pm   Register Here

 

Carbohydrate Counting Review Group Classes: This 2 hour group class is taught by a registered dietician and focuses on dietary management of diabetes. Participants review carbohydrate counting skills, portion control, fiber intake, fat intake, and learn valuable nutritional information.
Held quarterly in the main campus education room next to the Dutch Mill Pharmacy.
Physician referral and pre-registration required. Register below or by calling 712-737-5311.
The program is covered by most insurance companies, but every insurance plan is different. Check with your individual insurance plan.
Upcoming dates:
May 29 from 12pm- 2pm   Register Here
September 25 from 12pm-2pm   Register Here
December 11 from 10am-12pm   Register Here

Support Groups: In conjunction with Orange City Area Health System’s Outpatient Diabetes Education Program, OCAHS offers two Diabetes Support Groups to the community.

Sweet Talk Support Group
Held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11:30am.
Located in the training room of the lower level main campus by the Puddlejumper Grille & Café.
Free for all to attend, no registration needed.

Sioux County Diabetes Support Group
Held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at area hospitals.
Free for all to attend, no registration needed.
Rotates between Orange City Area Health System, Sioux Center Community Hospital, and Hawarden Regional Health Care.
Dates or time may change, please contact the local diabetes nurse for details:

Orange City: Olivia Chapman (712-737-5311) Hosts in February, May, August, and November.
Sioux Center: Judy Hauswald (712-722-8114) Hosts in March, June, September, and December.
Hawarden: Dee Meerdink (712-551-3127) Hosts in January, April, July, and October.

 

If you have questions regarding our diabetes education or dates of upcoming classes, please call 712.737.5311.