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Diabetes Education
HealthWorks For Diabetes


Participants will work with trained staff from the YMCA and CHI Health to increase their physical activity and learn how to improve other aspects of their current lifestyle to better manage their diabetes. Participants will receive individual attention in a group setting, creating a safe and fun environment to reach their goals.

13 Week Program with 2 month Follow up

CHI Health Diabetes Education is a 13-week program consisting of eight, one-hour classes led by diabetes educators. You’ll also participate in two guided physical activity sessions per week, led by certified YMCA personal trainers.

Program Highlights

  • Small group training with YMCA or CHI Wellness Services personal trainers
  • Diabetes coaching from CHI Health diabetes educators
  • A1c testing
  • Body Composition Analysis (via Bioelectrical impedance)
  • Fitness Assessments (strength and endurance)
  • Free household membership to the YMCA during 13 week program
  • Logbook (will be used to record food, drink, physical activity, and blood glucose)
The more you know the more you can save on diabetes medications, emergency room, and doctor visits, complications and other medical expenses. With the combined packaging of our program you are not only saving on costs but creating a better quality of life for you and your family.

Diabetes Education is typically covered by Medicare, Medicaid, HSA and Pay flex accounts, and many other insurance companies. We also offer a self-pay option and, if applicable, financial assistance.

Your doctor will need to complete an ambulatory diabetes education referral through EPIC or use the referral form included in the flyer. For more information, dates, or to get registered contact Diabetes Education at 402-717-3422 or

Group classes are jointly held at hospital locations and YMCAs. Download the flyer to get the schedule and referral form.

Cost: Please call for the current fee for the classes. Medicare and many other insurance plans cover the cost of the program. Fee structure is subject to change. Please check with your insurance company about coverage before registering. Individual instruction also is available. Please call the office for more information.




CHI Health Alegent Creighton Clinic Underwood 402-717-0785 402-717-4905
CHI Health Bergan Mercy
402-717-3422 402-717-8916
CHI Health Immanuel 402-717-3422 402-717-8916
CHI Health Lakeside 402-717-3422 402-717-8916
CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs 402-717-3422 402-717-8916
CHI Health Midlands 402-717-3422 402-717-8916
CHI Health Missouri Valley 712-642-9336 712-642-9259
CHI Health Mercy Corning 641-322-6267 641-322-9259