The Mercy Diabetes and Nutrition Center 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 treatment programs for a variety of diseases and disorders, including cancer, heart disease and obesity.
Our Mercy Diabetes and Nutrition Center team in Saint Clair, MO consists of a nurse practitioner, registered nurse and registered nutritionist - 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 nutritionist 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: