To meet your health goals, you may need one-on-one nutrition education from a registered dietitian.
Registered dietitians help you understand your nutritional needs. They develop customized meal plans and help you adapt recipes for specific dietary needs. They also give tips for eating well when eating out.
Patients with many conditions benefit from registered dietitian services. Your doctor may refer you to a registered dietitian to help you manage:
- Diabetes (type 1, type 2 or gestational)
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Kidney disease
- Other medical conditions requiring nutrition intervention
Registered dietitians provide nutrition education both to hospitalized patients and to patients who have a doctor's referral. At Lake Regional, outpatient consultations take place in the registered dietitians' office, located at the hospital. Appointments are required. We recommend checking with your insurance provider regarding your coverage for registered dietitian services.
Diabetes Education Program
If you were recently diagnosed with diabetes or even if you have had it for many years, Lake Regional's diabetes education program can help you. Our caring, experienced staff provides education, motivation, support and hope for people living with diabetes. You will learn about your disease and your medications. You also will learn how to plan healthy meals, become more active, manage stress, and cope with the daily tasks of living with diabetes. For more information, visit our Diabetes Education page.
Our registered dietitians make presentations at local health fairs and other events sponsored by Lake Regional Health System. They also present to groups, churches, schools and other organizations. For more information about booking a Lake Regional dietitian for your event, call 573.348.8222 or submit a Speaker Request Form.