There isn’t a cure yet for diabetes, but losing weight, eating healthy food, and being active can really help. Taking medicine as needed, getting diabetes self-management education and support, and keeping health care appointments can also reduce the impact of diabetes on your life.
When you are diagnosed with diabetes, learning how to take the best care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do. People who have the knowledge and support to manage their diabetes are healthier than those who do not.
Learning how to control your diabetes will save money and time, and help you have fewer emergency and hospital visits.
Knowing how and when to take your medication, how to monitor your blood sugar (glucose), and how to take care of yourself, helps you manage your diabetes better.
Managing your diabetes will help you avoid or delay serious health complications.
Diabetes management starts with you. Our Diabetes Manager, Marina Channer, is here to help!
Marina is a Registered Dietitian, and she is offering nutrition counseling sessions to help you live your best life with diabetes. Topics for sessions include:
- Weight loss
- Weight Management
- Weight Gain
- Food Intolerances
- Diabetic education
- High blood pressure/cholesterol
- Gestational Diabetes
- Eating disorders
- Infant feeding
Marina is also offering an in-home blood glucose monitoring program called MyVitalz. This program provides patients with a glucose monitoring kit with a Bluetooth enabled glucometer and testing strips.
Once enrolled in the MyVitalz program, patients test their blood sugar at home (or wherever they are), and their results will upload into the MyVitalz system. Marina is able to see these results in real time, allowing her to track and share the results with the patient's health care team. If a patient has a high blood glucose reading for a pattern of days, Marina will provide health coaching with them over the phone, or ask them to come into her office to discuss their lifestyle and eating patterns.
If you are interested in setting up one or more sessions with Marina, or just want to learn more about the programs available, give her a call at (402) 562-7500 ext. 282.