Reppell Diabetes Learning Center

Comprehensive Diabetes Education in Baxter County

The Reppell Diabetes Learning Center staff at Baxter Regional Medical Center, working with your doctor, will provide you with these tools so that you can manage your diabetes.

The Diabetes Program

The diabetes program covers various topics that, together, provide the tools necessary to manage your diabetes. The topics covered are based on your needs and may include:

  • Self-care skills
  • Family involvement and social support
  • Stress and psychological adjustment
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise and activity planning
  • Medications
  • Monitoring and use of results
  • Prevention, detection and treatment of acute and chronic complications
  • Use of healthcare systems and community support
  • Diabetes and pregnancy

Admission to the Program

  • A doctor’s referral is required for admission to the program
  • Routine follow-up visits are included
  • Referring doctors are kept informed of their patients’ progress
  • Medicare and some private insurance companies cover program charges

The Reppell Diabetes Learning Center is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) for Quality Self-Management Education. Scholarships are available.

For more information, call the Reppell Diabetes Learning Center at (870) 508-1765 or email Jodi Bodenhamer, RN, CDE, RDLC Coordinator, at

RDLC Advisory Board

  • Dr. Lincoln Godfrey - Medical Director
  • Lorri Strider, RN - Community Relations Chair
  • Wendy Barr, PharmD
  • Bailey Bodenhamer
  • Amanda Callies
  • Misty Cullipher, LSW
  • Jerry Cottrell
  • Jeff Quick
  • Mark Sheaner
  • Logan Stone
  • April Williams
  • Jodi Bodenhamer, RN, CDE - RDLC Coordinator
  • Jan Halligan RD, LD, CDE - RDLC Dietitian
  • Justin Woods, CFRE - Foundation Advisor