Health professionals agree: Nutrition consults are one of the first treatments individuals should receive to improve conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.
If you have been diagnosed with a medical condition and your treatment plan calls for a lifestyle change, Williamson Medical Center can help. Nutritional therapy can aid in:
WMC also offers a diabetes self-management class, which includes basic diabetes education, glucose monitoring and goal setting, nutrition and meal planning, and exercise. Taught by certified dietitians, therapists and nurse educators, the class meets the first and third Fridays of each month as well as the second and fourth Wednesdays. Individual appointments also are available. Check with your insurance plan for specific medical nutritional therapy coverage details.
Because a diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming, WMC offers a free Diabetes Support Group for patients, their friends and families. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Medical Center. Topics and speakers vary.
To find out if you're at risk for diabetes, visit the American Diabetes Association website and search for the diabetes risk assessment survey. Additional information is available from the American Dietetic Association. At-risk individuals should contact their primary care physician to learn if they need further intervention from one of WMC's registered dietitians. Dietary staff also are happy to contact you doctor's office for a referral.
For more information about diabetes education or to schedule a medical nutrition consultation, contact Williamson Medical Center at 615.435.5580.