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 once per month in the Cedar Bluff Learning Center (entrance #3) on the MHP campus from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Topics covered may include portion control, foot care, cooking tips, skin care, home glucose monitoring and medication management.
The next session will be held on Tuesday, April 21. MHP Podiatrist Mark Beers will be discussing proper foot care and the importance of caring for your feet when you have diabetes.