Kane County Hospital and Dixie Regional Medical Center are offering classes to help manage diabetes. For the convience of local residents and to further our outreach programs, these educational classes are being brought to you locally via telemed. KCH will link with classes being offered at Dixie Regional in real time. We have been working with Dixie Regional for several months getting the Telemedicine program operational.

The three consecutive diabetes classes will be held on February 24, 25 and 26. Each class is a two hour session, all three will need to be attended. Karma Mathews, Clinic Coordinator for Endocrinolgy and Diabetes, suggests, “We always recommend our participants bring a support person. There is a lot of information and it is easier to remember when there is someone else learning with you.” There will be no additional charge for the support person.

Most insurances will cover the expense of the class, including Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare will cover up to 10 hours of education in the first year and two hours per year after the initial training. The fee for the self-payor is $95 per class. Because this program is being run through Dixie Regional Medical Center, financial assistance is availble through that facility.

To register for the class, more information, or for information on financial aid, you will need to call 435-521-2888 and ask about registering for the Kane County Hospital class on diabetes.

Kane County Hospital will be hosting an open house on Thursday, February 20, at 5 p.m. in the lobby. You will be able to register and ask questions at that time.