The Mercy Diabetes and Nutrition Center 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.
Our Mercy Diabetes and Nutrition Center team consists of a nurse practitioner, registered nurse and registered dietitian - 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:
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: