BY PCC STAFF
FORT MADISON – Telligen, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Iowa, is working to help reduce the complications associated with diabetes in the Ft. Madison area.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population is estimated to have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes. Additionally, diabetes was the country’s seventh leading cause of death in 2013.
Telligen has partnered with The Kensington Senior Living Community to provide eligible Medicare patients in the community with diabetes self-management education (DSME) classes. The classes are offered at no cost and will cover topics such as medication, nutrition, and foot and eye care. Each class is 1-1.5 hours long and will be held once a week for five weeks.
Classes are scheduled at The Kensington Senior Living Community, in the Activity Room, on Tuesdays, August 15 through September 19 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. If interested in signing up, call The Kensington Senior Living Community at 319-372-4233.