Diabetes and Nutrition Services

Contact: (814) 723-4973 ext. 1584

Living a Healthy Lifestyle

If you are living with diabetes, pre-diabetes, gestational diabetes or heart disease, Warren General Hospital offers diabetes education that is certified by the American Diabetes Association, and nutritional therapy services.

Medicare and some private insurance carriers now recognize the value of nutrition management and cover this service with a written physician’s order.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a lifelong disease in which the body either cannot produce enough insulin or cannot use the insulin it does produce. Without insulin, the body cannot use food for energy. Using the right treatment tools, a person can live a normal, active life with diabetes.

The most common types are:

  • Type 2 diabetes: A chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar.
  • Gestational diabetes: A form of high blood sugar affecting pregnant women.
  • Prediabetes: A condition in which blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes.
  • Type 1 diabetes: A chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.

Diabetes Education Program

At Warren General Hospital, our Diabetes Education Program provides inpatient and outpatient instruction, administered one on one and in group sessions. Classes are offered at various times throughout the year.

We cover the following topics:

  • Understanding diabetes
  • Nutrition and meal planning
  • Medications and monitoring
  • Health maintenance
  • Prevention of complications

Nutrition Management

Good meal planning is an essential tool in controlling diabetes. A registered nurse and dietitian will evaluate individual needs and create flexible, customized meal plans designed to meet your goals.

Nutrition Education Program

Our nutrition classes cover the following: Establish healthier eating habits Importance of having self-management goals Benefits of weight control Promote a healthier lifestyle

Join Our Diabetes Support Group

For information on dates and times of our support groups, please call our Diabetes Educator at (814) 723-4973 ext. 1584.

Contact Us For More Information

Please contact our Diabetes Educator at (814) 723-4973 ext. 1584 for more information about the many ways Warren General Hospital can help you or your loved one keep their diabetes under control.