WMMC to Host Diabetes Education and Empowerment Program

WMMC to Host Diabetes Education and Empowerment Program


Warrensburg, MO (January 8, 2020)—Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is excited to announce the Diabetes Education and Empowerment Program (DEEP). This program will begin Thursday, March 4 at WMMC and is an eight-week comprehensive program for people struggling with diabetes to manage their situation and lead a fulfilling life.

The eight-week DEEP program is entirely FREE for people committed to learning how to manage their diagnosis.

This program is for anyone with diabetes who:

  • does not know how to manage diabetes,
  • has fears of future complications,
  • wants to learn more on how to eat and prepare meals for a diabetes diagnosis,
  • is confused by the technology and devices for diabetes,
  • OR if you are a caregiver for someone with diabetes.

The DEEP program requires participants to meet once a week for 8 weeks on Thursdays from 6-8 pm to understand their diabetes and receive their certificate. They will learn how to control diabetes through games, activities, and conversation.

This comprehensive program includes:

  • the human body and its response to diabetes,
  • risk factors for diabetes,
  • preventing and identifying complications,
  • discovering the right diet and meal planning,
  • understanding medications and technology options available,
  • finding the right physical activity for your needs,
  • meet with other individuals with similar diagnosis and a sense of community,
  • daily life with diabetes and empowering family and friends to support you.

“I’ve seen so many people receive the diabetes diagnosis but have no clue what to do after,” Kendra Butner, nurse practitioner and DEEP educator, says. “That is why I am so excited to be offering this education for our community for free. Living with diabetes does not have to be a struggle, and this class empowers individuals to take control of their life.”

Class instructors are Kendra Butner, MSN, BC/FNP, CDCES; Sherry Roberts, RD, CDCES; and Ciara Pennock, FNP-S.

Take charge of your life by learning how to control your diabetes! Seating is limited, and WMMC hopes to host additional classes in the future. Reserve your spot at WMMC.com/DEEP. For questions, call (660) 262-7717.

About the Instructors

Kendra Butner is a nurse practitioner at family practice of Central Missouri at both the Higginsville and Warrensburg locations as well as a certified diabetic care and education specialist (CDCES) designation. This designation certifies her to educate and support individuals that are affected by diabetes. She is passionate about helping people manage their diabetes and has helped thousands of people understand and manage their diagnosis.

Sherry Roberts is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes care and education specialist. She has years of experience in providing diabetes education to patients and she also lives with Type1 Diabetes. Sherry is also well versed in the technology available to help manage diabetes. 

Ciara Pennock is a bachelor’s prepared registered nurse pursuing a master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner at the University of Central Missouri. Ciara has 5 years of experience in prevention and management of diabetes and community education. 


Contact: Eleanore Eye

Marketing Manager

(660) 262-7472



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About Western Missouri Medical Center

Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is a fully-accredited acute care county medical center located in Warrensburg, MO. WMMC prides itself in emergency care, obstetrics, orthopedic and general surgery, family healthcare, internal medicine, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care, rehabilitation services and more. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, intensive, obstetrical, orthopedic, pediatric and skilled nursing care, as well as a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic outpatient services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Learn more at WMMC.com