What is the MCMH + Clinics Diabetes Education Center?

If you are living with diabetes, you know it can be a challenge to take care of yourself and manage your health. That's where the MCMH + Clinics Diabetes Education Center comes in. Our expert educators are here to help you learn the skills you need to live well with diabetes. Located at the main MCMH Campus in Red Oak, our Diabetes Education Center offers classes on meal planning, blood glucose monitoring, medications, and insulin administration. We provide both group sessions and individualized sessions as needed, so you can get the support you need to manage your diabetes effectively.


Diabetes Education Center: Empowering You to Take Control

Living with diabetes is a challenge, but you don't have to face it alone. At the Diabetes Education Center, we provide the tools and support you need to manage your diabetes and improve your health.

Learn Self-Care Skills for Better Health

Success in managing diabetes isn't just about what you know, but what you do with that knowledge. That's why we offer classes on self-care skills, including meal planning, blood glucose monitoring, and medication and insulin administration. Our classes are held in a group setting, but we also offer individualized sessions as needed.



What kind of Services does the Diabetes Education Center Offer? 

At the Diabetes Education Center, we offer self-management education for youth and adults with type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. We also offer diabetes prevention programs.

Our Services Include

  • Self-Management for adults with type 1, type 2, gestational and prediabetes.
  • Blood glucose monitoring.
  • Healthy lifestyle changes, including consultations with a registered dietitian.
  • Medications and insulin administration.

Is the Diabetes Education Center Certified?

Yes! We are Certified and Accredited. We're proud to have earned the Certificate of Education Recognition by the American Diabetes Association, as well as certification by the State of Iowa. You can trust that our education programs meet high standards and are based on the latest research.

What are the Benefits of Diabetes Self-Management Education & Support Programs?

Patients who attend a Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSME) program have better outcomes managing their diabetes. Our physicians and healthcare professionals strongly encourage patients to take advantage of this benefit.

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 Reduced hospital admissions and readmissions.
Lower healthcare costs.
Improved health outcomes.
Reduced onset and/or progression of complications.
 Improved quality of life.
Enhanced self-efficacy and empowerment.
Help to control blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol.
Promotes healthy coping mechanisms.


Diabetes Education Center Team:

Diabetes Educator - Amy Seipold 

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Registered Dietitian - Jennifer Bass, RD, LD

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Registered Dietitian - Brenda Shannon, RD 

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