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Diabetes Services

Floyd Valley Healthcare offers an American Diabetes Association (ADA) recognized program to assist the diabetic and family in learning about diabetes and how to manage it. Pre-diabetes and gestational diabetes counseling is also available. FVH Diabetes Self-Management Education curriculum meets the National Standard of Care for Diabetes Education.


Group Outpatient educational sessions are available by appointment with physician referral. Clients meet with a registered nurse and registered dietician for class. Group classes usually meet monthly and individual outpatient education is available for individuals with special needs.

Please call for class availability.

Diabetes Education

  • Healthy Living with Diabetes - including stress and emotions
  • Diabetes medication
  • Diabetic Food Planning - carbohydrate management
  • Home blood glucose monitoring
  • Long term complication
  • Sick day management
  • Diabetes and heart health
  • Standards of Care for a Diabetic

Other Services

  • Yearly follow-up education for diabetics who have attended a Diabetes Self-Management Training
  • Counseling for pre-diabetes, gestational diabetes and PCOS
  • Diabetes dietary education (insurance reimbursement depends on the payor). When the entire diabetes self-management curriculum is ordered, diabetic patients will receive education that meets national standards of care for diabetic education
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Insulin syringe and/or pens use start education (including other injectable diabetic medication)
  • Meter instruction
  • Financial assistance for diabetics

Cost of Consultation

The ADA recognized program is a covered benefit of Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance companies subject to the yearly deductible.

Scheduling an Appointment

Dietary consultation with a registered dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
(712) 546-3475

Diabetes education with a bachelors prepared diabetes education nurse
(712) 546-3443

    Diabetic Health Resource Library

    • Books
    • Journals
    • Pamphlets
    • Videos
    • Computer programs containing health information

    Support Groups

    Diabetes Support Group

    The LeMars Diabetic Support Group will meet at Floyd Valley Healthcare on Monday, April 4, 2016 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the lower level Conference Center Room #1.  Frankie Konz, MS, LMHC with Plains Area Mental Health Center, will present “Diabetes, Emotions and Eating.”  There is no charge to attend and everyone is welcome.  Please enter via the main entrance on the East side of the building and proceed to the lower level conference center.

    The Diabetes Support Group provides a forum for emotional, physical, and lifestyle concerns of diabetics and their families can be discussed in an atmosphere of caring and understanding for both Type I and Type II diabetes. The group offers education and discussion and promotes public awareness about diabetes issues.

    There is no membership fee or other requirement to attend. Everyone is welcome.

    Diabetes Self Test

    Complete the "Take the Test. Know the Score" risk assessment from the American Diabetes Association website. If your score puts you at risk, or if you have questions, please call Floyd Valley Diabetic Education at (712) 546-3443 or (712) 546-546-3475 or 1-800-642-6074 x3443 or x3475.

    Those that know their glucose numbers, those with a fasting glucose of 126 or higher or a HbA1c of 6.5% or higher are considered diabetic. Those with a fasting glucose of 100 - 115 or with a HbA1c or 5.7% - 6.4% are considered pre-diabetic.

    Contact Information

    Floyd Valley Diabetic Education
    714 Lincoln Street NE
    Le Mars, IA 51031
    712-546-3443 or 800-642-6074 x3443