Diabetes : About

Dietary intervention is an integral and necessary component of managing diabetes to reduce the risk of complications. Our registered dietitians will work with you to design a meal plan that will help guide you to reach optimal blood glucose control. Additionally, we have several registered dietitians that are certified diabetes educators and are located on the North Shore and South Shore. They will teach you about the two most common meal plans for diabetes: carbohydrate counting and the exchange system. The meal plan that is most suitable to your lifestyle will be provided to you. Medicare provides coverage for dietitian referrals for the diagnosis of diabetes. For more information on diabetes, please visit the following websites: "¢ Ochsner Diabetes Self-Management Program: www.ochsner.org "¢ American Diabetic Association: www.diabetes.org "¢ American Dietetic Association: www.eatright.org