Welcome to CHI Saint Joseph Health Diabetes and Nutrition Care Program
Have you ever thought about how much food and nutrition impact everyone every day of their life? Here at CHI Saint Joseph Health, our Registered Dietitians and Certified Diabetes Educators work to guide you on your journey of making lifestyle changes that will help promote and enhance your well being. We do believe that food can be a great source of pleasure and be very functional to help us, even for individuals faced with special nutritional needs.
Diabetes and Nutrition Care Services
Our dietitians can provide one on one nutritional care to patients for a variety of conditions and diseases. These include, heart disease, digestive disorders, diabetes self-management, food allergies/intolerances, weight management, and many other diseases and conditions.
For Diabetes & Nutrition education information, please call 859.313.2393.
Our diabetes educators offer classes for prediabetes, gestational diabetes and diabetes. We also provide inpatient diabetes education and care for patients with diabetes at several of our CHI Saint Joseph Health facilities. Learn more about our Diabetes Self Management Education and Support Classes.
We are staffed with trained professionals such as Registered Dietitians (RD), Registered Nurses (RN), and Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE). All of which will work with you to understand how to manage diabetes and explain your specific needs. Together our RDs will create a personal meal plan, helping you improve your health and lifestyle by making lasting dietary changes.
An RD is the only healthcare professional trained in nutrition science. To become an RD, one must complete nutrition science classes and obtain a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university, complete a dietetic internship, and then pass a National Registration Exam.
A CDE is a health care professional (psychologist, RN or Nurse Practitioner, RD, occupational therapist, optometrist, pharmacist, physical therapist, physician, or podiatrist) who is specialized and certified to teach people with diabetes how to manage their condition. They must have a minimum of 2 years of professional practice, or 1,000 hours of experience helping people with diabetes, before qualifying to take the National Certification Exam. Meet our team.
A physician referral is required for all nutrition services to aid with billing coverage. Download a referral form to take to your physician. For questions about billing or additional information, please contact our office at 859.313.2393.