Grundy County Memorial Hospital | Live Well | Spring 2022

All classes and events are in the GCMH Education Room unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is requested for education programs. Learn more and sign up today by scanning the QR code here! Classes and events Just What the Dr. Ordered: Healthy Lifestyle Habits for Humans and Their Pets View a fun series that features a veterinarian and a dietitian discussing lifestyle topics that impact health—for both you and your pet! Exercise, healthy snacks, the dinner table, food labels and ingredients are just a few topics that will be covered. Enjoy this video series live, or access the programs on our website after they run. Kurt Steckelberg, DVM, veterinarian at Steckelberg Vet Clinic in Conrad, and Crystal Petersen, RDN, LD, hospital dietitian-nutritionist, will cover a variety of topics of interest! ● Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28, noon, on the hospital’s Facebook page Safe Sitter This daylong class provides parents peace of mind that their children, sixth through eighth grade or older, are able to stay home alone safely or babysit for a younger sibling or other families. The class is part of the national Safe Sitter® program, developed by a health professional to include choking and first aid skills, CPR, basic caregiving skills, and instruction on what to do in an emergency—such as during a storm or power outage. Build confidence and provide essential safety knowledge to your young teen—enroll them in Safe Sitter today! The course is taught by a registered nurse and Basic Lifesaving-certified instructor. ● Thursday, June 23, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $35. Students need to have completed the fifth grade in order to enroll in Safe Sitter. Nutrition Consultation: Eating for Good Health Expert guidance in various food, diet and nutrition issues is provided by the hospital’s licensed dietitians. Whether your challenge is a specific disease, weight loss or weight gain needs, or food intolerance, a dietitian can translate food and nutrition guidelines into practical information that supports your improved health. Those with the following health conditions may benefit from a nutrition consultation: diabetes; heart disease, including elevated cholesterol and congestive heart failure; high blood pressure; celiac disease; and acid reflux. You may ask your doctor for a Medical Nutrition Therapy referral. You may also wish to contact your health insurance for coverage information, as it varies. Or you may simply schedule an appointment and pay out-of-pocket. A $50 per hour cost applies. ● Call 319-824-5081 to schedule your appointment. Diabetes Prevention Program Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. More than 1 in 3 Iowan adults have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, more than 80% don’t know they have it. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The good news is that if you have prediabetes, the hospital’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems. The program is led by a certified lifestyle coach and features the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s PREVENT T2 curriculum in an in-person, small group format. The next class begins in August. A doctor’s referral is not required. ● Monday, Aug. 8, 5 p.m., FREE preview session. Class dates and times will be finalized once enrollment is determined. Are you wondering whether you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes? Take the risk assessment: takethetest. Diabetes SelfManagement Education Whether you’re newly diagnosed or wish to take advantage of an annual session to review disease management, this program provides optimal care and education to people who are managing diabetes. Accredited by the American Diabetes Association, the program cost is covered by many health insurance plans and Medicare when you have a referral from your doctor. ● Call 319-824-5081 to schedule your appointment. CPR and First Aid Take advantage of classes to learn how you could help save a life in an emergency. CPR for adults, infants and children, including defibrillator use as well as choking and first aid skills, are taught in this six-hour class that qualifies for those who provide child care or work in other settings that require regular CPR certification. Instruction is designed for nonmedical professionals. Cost is $65. ● Saturday, June 4, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Live Well Lab Wellness Screening Available without a doctor’s orders or appointment: Know your key numbers for health and stay on top of any health issues you may have with walk-in wellness labs, available to members of the public. ● Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., no appointment needed. Individual test costs range from $5 to $40 each. For a complete list of available screenings and costs, visit services-laboratory.aspx. 5