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Living with Diabetes or Pre-diabetes: new four-week program

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

Are you or a family member at risk for developing diabetes or do you have diabetes and could benefit from a refresher course on how to manage your blood sugar? Winona Health’s Living with Diabetes or Pre-diabetes program is for you.

Facilitated by certified diabetes educators, Jill O’Donnell, RN, CDE, and Sue Haug, RD, LD, CDE, this new program is offered at Rushford Clinic, 109 W. Jessie Street, beginning Thursday, April 18. The four-week program meets consecutive Thursdays, from 1 – 2 p.m., April 18 through May 9. Attendees will learn:

•What lab values mean

•How health risks progress to diabetes

•Tips for weight control, nutrition and meal planning

•About various medications and how they are used

•The many hidden benefits of activity

Living with Diabetes or Pre-diabetes is for people who:

•have a family member with diabetes and want to learn how to help

•have pre-diabetes symptoms

•are at risk for developing diabetes such as:

-Abnormal glucose laboratory results

-Excess body weight (especially around the waist)

-Low HDL cholesterol and/or high triglycerides

-High blood pressure

Winona Health offers this program at Rushford Clinic via telemedicine, a videoconferencing system.

Registration is required and space is limited to 15 attendees. Cost is $50 per person and registered participants can bring one guest at no charge.

For more information and to register, call Winona Health telemedicine coordinator, Jenelle O’Donnell, at 507.457.7624, or email If you would like to register for the program but you feel you cannot afford it, please let us know when you call.

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