Diabetes & Nutritional Education
We all want a long, healthy life for our family members and ourselves. Understanding and practicing nutrition is vitally important to meet this goal. Nutrition is a key element in avoiding and controlling diabetes, but it’s not the only disease that can be attributed to poor nutrition. At Lone Star Family Health Center, we feel so strongly that we provide nutrition and diabetes education for you and your family.
When you or a loved one has diabetes, it means the body has a problem regulating sugars in the blood. If blood sugars are uncontrolled over a long time, very serious health problems can arise. However, good nutrition and eating smart can help manage blood sugars for a long, healthy life.
The dieticians and nurses at LSFHC provide individual nutrition information and education for patients with diabetes and those at risk for developing diabetes. Our general nutrition education for diabetes includes ways to manage your meals for illness, special occasions and dining out as well as everyday meals.
Our staff also works with you to understand how various factors affect blood sugars and important topics related to diabetes such as:
- Measuring Blood Sugars
- Skin Care
- Foot Care
- Eye Care
- Weight Loss
- Goal Setting
Contact any of our locations for more information about our diabetes and nutrition education programs.
What you eat can increase or lower your risk for health-related problems such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, heart attack, stroke and more. We want all of our families to live healthy starting with nutrition education for making eating healthy choices.
We offer individual counseling for diets designed to help correct health issues or prevent them. Because each person is unique and has distinct eating, exercise, weight loss and daily activities, we provide a variety of customized meal plans and recommendations for our patients.
Some of the other factors we cover when developing a meal plan for you include:
- Shopping for food
- Monitoring the food you eat
- Dealing with emotions and eating, and
- Including physical activity into daily routines.
Ask your LSFHC nurse or doctor about nutrition education.