The Mercy Diabetes and Nutrition Center in Fort Smith 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. We also provide diabetes prevention education for those at risk for diabetes.
The Fort Smith diabetes and nutrition center team consists of registered dietitians and registered nurses - 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:
Our Fort Smith center also provides nutrition counseling that is provided by a registered licensed dietitian. Nutrition counseling includes an initial individual nutritional assessment with meal planning and goal setting as well as one-on-one sessions. The individual nutrition sessions provide medical nutrition therapy for physician prescribed diets, including:
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive services to diagnose and treat a full range of conditions, including: