Mercy Diabetes Education - Joplin

100 Mercy Way
Suite 570
Joplin, MO 64804
Fax: (417) 556-8553
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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It takes a team to manage your diabetes. Our program offers you the education and support you need. It’s certified by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for patients like you who may be newly diagnosed with diabetes or having difficulty controlling the disease.

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Diabetes Education

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:

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

Our Team

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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:

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

Diabetes Topic Video: Diet & Managing Diabetes discussed by Danielle Keltner, MSRDLD Mercy Dietician

Resources

Our Providers

Gretchen Denise Shull, MD, Mercy
Endocrinology
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Jordan Nichols, MS, RD, LD
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Nancy Orton, BSN, RN, CDE
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Danielle Keltner, RD
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Sunny Lawrence, RN, BSN