Mahaska Health Partnership employs a full time Diabetes Educator, Sharon Ferguson, RN, who has received extensive education to assist you in managing your disease. In addition to inpatient and outpatient counseling, Sharon teaches classes and leads support groups to assist you and your caregivers in living with diabetes.
Diabetes WISE – (Wellness In Self Management) is a program designed to improve the health and wellness of people with diabetes. Professional educators instruct individuals and their loved ones on the basics of successfully living with diabetes. This class is offered during various times throughout the year.
Diabetes Support Group – Meets quarterly in the Cedar Bluff Learning Center (entrance #3) on the MHP campus. Topics covered may include portion control, foot care, cooking tips, skin care, home glucose monitoring and medication management.