(641) 484-4678 Toll Free: 1-800-944-9503 Fax: (641) 484-5424


Diabetes Program

Improving the health and wellness of all community members, by working to reduce diabetes in the Meskwaki Community.




To eliminate diabetes as a major health concern among the Meskwaki Community by preventing diabetes and diminishing complications of diabetes through:

    • Physical Activity Opportunities
    • Nutrition Education Opportunities
    • High quality diabetes care and education through a team concept which includes coordination of clinical, community, and educational services
    • Partnership within the community organizations and community members


The Diabetes Program provides:

  • Diabetes testing and basic care supplies for all diabetes patients.
  • Diabetes shoes for patients with a prescription.
  • Coordination and participation in program events, i.e. walk/runs.
  • Podiatry Clinic available for all patients (three times a month).
  • Quarterly Diabetes Support Group Meetings for all patients.
  • Annual Fall Health (Acanthosis Nigricans) screening for all local Native American students.
  • Acanthosis Nigricans is a test to see if there is a risk for diabetes.
  • Annual Spring Health Fair for all community members.
  • Annual Audit of diabetes patients.


Diabetes Program Coordinator Linda Winter Chaser
Dietitian Jennifer Scales
Health Educator Ashley Aylsworth


Diabetes Program
Physical Address: Mailing Address: Phone: 641.484.9414
1646 305th Street
Tama, IA 52339
1646 305th Street
Tama, IA 52339
Fax: 641.484.3798
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