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Diabetes Care

A Certified Diabetes Educator offers expertise on lifestyle behaviors for improved diabetes management. Learn new approaches and receive information about upcoming diabetes programs!

The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program of Augusta Health specializes in the care and education for individuals with Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes. The program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Managed Education.

We offer a 4 part class series every month including nutrition class, pattern management, diabetes and exercise, and introduction workshops on diabetes.

Visit Diabetes Education for more information.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Patients in the following outpatient areas meet with a Registered Dietitian to discuss nutrition needs and concerns. In-patients receive nutrition counseling services by consult.

  • Cardiac Rehab
    Learn how to shop for and prepare heart healthy meals without the stress. Information about antioxidants, vegetarian diets and the latest nutrition research in heart disease is also available.
  • Oncology Clinic
    Cancer treatments often result in malnutrition due to its side effects. Better nutrition status enhances response to cancer therapy. Nutrition tips and support are provided.
  • Dialysis
    Dietary management is essential for successful treatment of kidney failure. Dialysis increases the risk of malnutrition. Nutrition guidance and tips are provided with monthly visits by the dietitian to review dialysis care.
  • Nutrition Support
    Guidance is provided for both tube-feeding and parenteral nutrition by Registered Dietitians and Certified Nutrition Support Clinicians.
  • Home Health
    Consultation provided for referrals by home health nurses to Jane Blosser - (540) 332-4576 or 932-4576.
  • Outpatient Office
    Private nutrition counseling is available for all types of medical and preventive health issues. Appointments are arranged through a physician-referral or self-referral. Call (540) 941-2537 or 231-2537.
  • Celiac Sprue Support Group

    Following a gluten free diet is the only way to treat and reverse the symptons of celiac sprue. Share your experiences and learn from others in a supportive environment.

    The celiac sprue support group meets on the 3rd Tuesday every other month. Meetings include free samples of gluten free foods available locally or via the internet, recipes from support group members, visits by managers of local grocery and specialty food stores, and a wealth of practical tips to manage gluten free living at home, at school, at work, and during travel. Meetings are held in the Augusta Community Care building from 5 to 7pm.

    The dates for the remainder of 2009 are: May 19th, July 21st, September 15th, and November 17th

    For additional information or directions, please contact Laura Johnson, RD at (540) 332-5034 or 932-5034.