Diabetes & Nutrition at RC Hospital & Clinics
Did you know simple lifestyle changes that result in 5-7% weight loss are often enough to bring blood sugar back down to a healthy range? If you’ve been diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes or if you have a family history of Type 2 Diabetes, you can prevent or delay the diagnosis. Join us in “Yes I Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes” classes which are being offered. Call us for more information or to register.
People newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or with a previous diagnosis and no prior diabetes education can learn about the disease process, lifestyle changes and self-management skills in order to achieve good blood sugar control.
Blood Sugar Monitoring
We will supply and meter and teach blood sugar monitoring at home. We have replacement meters available when your meter expires.
Whether diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes you may or may not require insulin. We provide instruction, education and will help you become comfortable in taking insulin as well as adjusting your insulin dose.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
With Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM), you get a more complete picture of your glucose levels, which can lead to better treatment decisions and better glucose control.
We work with patients to assess if an insulin pump is best for their care, start pump therapy, make insulin adjustments and provide support. What is an insulin pump? It is a small device about the size of a small cell phone that is worn externally and can be discreetly clipped to your belt, slipped into a pocket, or hidden under your clothes. It delivers precise doses of rapid-acting insulin to closely match your body’s needs (basal), delivering small amounts of insulin continuously (24/7) for normal functions of the body as well as bolus doses that match the food you are going to eat or to correct a high blood sugar. We’ll work together to ensure that the calculations in your insulin pump are meeting your basal and bolus needs.
We provide education to women who are pregnant that are diagnosed with gestational diabetes through the length of their pregnancy to control glucose levels including lifestyle changes and medication management.
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Meet Our Dietitian, Julie Remer
Julie Remer, RD, LD, CDE
Julie Remer, RD, LD, CDE is a registered & licensed dietitian, Julie is also a Certified Diabetes Educator. She provides one-on-one consults as well as group classes. Julie brings more than 20 years’ experience in the health & wellness industry. She enjoys bringing the simplicity back into daily cooking.
Tiffany Tersteeg, RN