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VALLEY MEDICAL GROUP

Diabetes Education and Nutrition Counseling appointments are

available with our experienced Educators

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DIABETES EDUCATION

  • Personalized diabetes education tailored to your specific health needs and lifestyle.

  • Non-judgmental assistance with identifying and overcoming barriers to improve your diabetes management.

  • Hands on teaching and guidance on using glucose meters, giving insulin or non-insulin injections, and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs).

  • Insulin pump management in coordination with VMG endocrinologists.

 

MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY

  • Personalized nutrition counseling and guidance to meet lifestyle and medical needs. 

  • Supportive style that utilizes mindful and intuitive eating approaches to:

    • Develop healthy and satisfying meal plans

    • Avoid the “dieting trap”

    • Improve wellness

  • Conditions we can help you with include but are not limited to:  

    • Diabetes and pre-diabetes

    • High blood pressure, high cholesterol, or high triglycerides

    • Kidney disease

    • Digestive disturbances such as reflux, constipation, diarrhea, or irritable bowel syndrome

    • Food allergies and sensitivities, for example celiac disease or gluten intolerance

    • Weight management

  • Comprehensive diabetes education in a group setting, taught by both a Diabetes Nurse Educator and a Registered Dietitian.

  • Topics include: what is diabetes, ways to manage blood sugars, eating with diabetes, carbohydrates, heart health, physical activity and many more.

  • Ideal for both those newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and wondering where to begin or people who are not new to diabetes but are looking for a “refresher”.

  • Classes are 2 hours in length, with 4 classes to a series; currently offered virtually on Zoom.

  • Click here for contact information. Current Series:   4/4, 5/2, 5/16, and 5/30.
    Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

  • Designed for people with Type 2 diabetes and led by our education team.

  • A safe space where people with diabetes can come together to share challenges and successes.

  • Topic of interest presented each session as requested by our support group participants.

  • Meets on the second Wednesday every other month from 6-7pm via Zoom. (No meetings June, July and August)

  • No registration necessary – contact one of our educators for the Zoom link.

  • Click here for our current flyer and contact information.

“For years my doctor tried to get me to improve on my lifestyle habits… when I had to start on insulin, he suggested I see an educator. I loved the program, learned a lot, found the nurse educator and the nutritionist very helpful, knowledgeable, encouraging and supportive. My questions got answered, and over time I made of lot of lifestyle changes. I lost 95 pounds by eating better, I exercise most days, my A1c dropped from over 12%, to 5.4%, and I am completely off insulin now.” Steve - GHC patient

"I was very fortunate to receive a [nutrition]referral from my doctor to help me control my pre-diabetes... During 2020, the Covid Lockdowns impacted both my weight and blood glucose. Diane helped me become more aware of my eating habits and encouraged me to exercise. She recommended a [dietary] goal. I really like many of the food swaps she suggested. I’m pleased I shed my Covid weight, plus an additional 5 pounds. Blood sugar and cholesterol are better, too!" Tammy - NHC patient

Marjorie Sobil,
RD, LDN, CDCES

Sarah Anderson,
RN, BSN, CDCES

Valley Medical Group’s Diabetes Education Program is recognized by the American

Diabetes Association as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

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