Clinical Nutrition and Diabetes Education

Phone: (406) 444-2116

Registered Dietitians at St. Peter's Health provide individual inpatient and outpatient counseling for a variety of nutrition needs and conditions:

  • weight control
  • diabetes
  • high cholesterol
  • hypertension
  • eating disorders
  • other situations requiring a modified eating plan to promote health

Diabetes Education

St. Peter’s Health Diabetes Self Management Education provide services to those individuals diagnosed with Type 1, Type 2 or Gestational Diabetes. A Registered Nurse Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitians provide people who have diabetes with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively self–manage this condition and maintain optimum health with diabetes.

The following areas are covered:

  • diabetes: what it is, how it develops, how it is managed
  • nutritional therapy for managing diabetes
  • medications used to manage diabetes, how to use them, and side effects
  • physical activity
  • self–monitoring of blood sugar and how to use the results
  • prevention and management of long term and short term complications
  • foot care
  • coping and adjustment to diabetes
  • problem solving skills
  • stress management
  • behavior change strategies

St. Peter’s Health diabetes patient education program has been awarded recognition by the American Diabetes Association in accordance with the national standards for Diabetes Patient Education Programs.

Community Education

  • health fairs and other community education efforts
  • community resource for schools, physician offices, employers, long term care centers, and special needs populations regarding nutrition
  • monthly Diabetes Support Group meetings the second Tuesday of each month
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