Medical Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes

If you have Type 1, Type 2 or Gestational Diabetes, a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) at Nutrition Healthworks can help. Nutrition for diabetes starts with choosing nutritious foods in the correct portions. Working with an experienced and licensed dietitian to eat develop a diet specifically designed for diabetics can be essential to controlling your blood sugar levels. Our diabetic dietitians are here to help!

Many times, diabetes can be treated through diet and exercise. If you are diabetic, you know that you must keep your blood sugar under control. If you can do that with exercise and a proper diet, you will not need medication and you will reduce your risk of complications, including blindness, neuropathy, heart disease and more. You can’t always control whether you get diabetes, but you can always control how well you deal with it.

The registered dietitian nutritionists at Nutrition HealthWorks treat diabetes with medical nutrition therapy (MNT). This includes a nutrition diagnosis and therapeutic and counseling services to help you manage your diabetes. Your RDN will discuss a variety of nutritional approaches to help people with diabetes understand how to manage their condition and improve their health outcomes. RDNs will teach carbohydrate counting, simplified meal plans, healthy food choices, how to use exchange lists and more.

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Why Work With A Diabetic Dietitian?

diabetic person consulting with nutritionist to establish dietary plan

Although there’s no cure for Type 2 diabetes, studies show it’s possible for some people to reverse it. Through diet changes and weight loss, you may be able to reach and hold normal blood sugar levels without medication. That’s where professional nutrition for diabetes comes into play.

Research shows that Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetics who meet regularly with a registered dietitian are better able to manage their weight and weight gain during pregnancy, improve their cholesterol levels, reduce the need for medicines and reduce the risk for other diseases.

Why take medications that may have harsh side effects when you don’t have to? In addition, Medicare Part B and many insurance plans cover medical nutrition therapy for diabetes.

Contact Nutrition Healthworks

Our registered dietitian nutritionists are well trained and highly experienced experts in helping with nutritional goals for people of all ages and health needs. We provide meal planning services, pediatric and sports nutrition counseling, weight management counseling and more. Contact us today to find out how we can help you manage your diabetes.

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