Mercy Diabetes and Nutrition Center - Patients First Drive Suite 3800

Education
901 Patients First Drive, Suite 3800
Washington, MO 63090


Phone: (636) 231-3614
Fax: (314) 364-6381
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The Mercy Diabetes and Nutrition Center - Patients First Drive Suite 3800 in Washington, MO is an important resource for all of our patients. Studies have shown that better educated diabetic patients regularly monitor blood sugar levels, increasingly comply with prescribed therapy regimens, achieve lower A1c levels and live longer, healthier lives. In addition, nutrition counseling can be an important part of diabetes treatment programs and can help treat other diseases and disorders, including cancer, heart disease and obesity.

Diabetes Education

Our Mercy Diabetes and Nutrition Center team consists of nurse practitioners and registered dietitians - all who have earned recognition as leaders in diabetes education. They provide Type II adults and pediatric patients, Type I adults, gestational diabetic patients, and pre-diabetic patients with the support and training they need, including:

  • Acute/chronic complications
  • Disease overview
  • Home glucose monitoring
  • Individualized nutritional counseling
  • Insulin pumps
  • Intensive insulin therapy
  • Medication
  • Physical activity

Weight Management and Nutrition

Nutrition counseling is provided by a registered licensed dietitian who will include an individual nutritional assessment with meal planning and goal setting. One-on-one sessions provide medical nutrition therapy for physician prescribed diets, including:

  • Celiac disease
  • Diabetes
  • Eating disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Healthy eating
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Kidney disease
  • Oncology nutrition counseling
  • Pediatric weight management
  • Prenatal nutrition and gestational diabetes
  • Weight management