Medical Nutrition for Diabetes

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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. A diet specifically designed by our RDN for diabetics can be essential to controlling your blood sugar levels.

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

The RDNs at Nutrition HealthWorks treat diabetes with medical nutrition therapy (MNT). 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.

Why Work With a Dietitian for Diabetes Management?

There is no cure for Type 2 diabetes, but studies show it is possible for some people to manage it without medication. Through diet changes and weight loss, many people can maintain normal blood sugar levels. 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 during pregnancy, improve their cholesterol levels, reduce the need for medications, and reduce the risk for other diseases.

Body fat and metabolic testing are also available at Nutrition Healthworks and can be performed by our RDNs for clients seeking weight management to improve their heart health.

In addition, Medicare Part B and many insurance plans cover medical nutrition therapy for diabetes.

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When my husband was diagnosed with diabetes, finding a good nutritionist/dietician was on the top of my list, and I found the best with Chelsea from Nutrition Healthworks! In just 6 months she was able to help him get his A1C down 6 points! This is a support team you want to have working with you!

– Stephanie Files


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.