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The Rector Diabetes Education and Resource Center

The Rector Diabetes Education and Resource Center on the Labette Health campus began when Rhett May was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 2. His grandparents, Jacque and Kelly Rector, of Parsons, were disappointed in the amount and quality of diabetes-related information available to caregivers, educators and others who might be part of Rhett's life.

Working with pediatrician Manish Dixit, MD, and a Labette Health committee, the Rectors developed a vision of a facility that could affect the spread of diabetes by educating those most at risk—children. The vision was shared with allies in the battle against diabetes, including Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, and the excitement grew. A generous donation from the Rectors to the Labette Health Foundation funded construction of a home for the vision.

The result of their efforts was a 2,000-square-foot building that contains classroom space and a demonstration kitchen, plus a vibrant mix of high-tech fitness equipment. Since the development of the program, area communities expressed the need for adult diabetes education and we are privileged to now offer education, classes and demonstrations to all ages by our certified diabetes clinicians. Your care team includes: Jennifer Metscher, APRN-C, CDCES, and Adele Bohn, RD, LD.

For more information, contact us at:

Endocrinology Clinic: 620.820.5800

Rector Diabetes Education Center: 620.820.5925

Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes? Click here to take the American Diabetes Association's 60-second Type 2 Risk Test.