Diabetes and Nutrition Education

Diabetes Education Program
Diabetes education can help people with diabetes gain the knowledge and problem-solving skills needed to improve their health and lead normal lives. Improving blood glucose or sugar levels will prevent a person from developing the complications of diabetes.

The Sumner Diabetes Program is taught by a registered nurse and registered dietitian. Topics discussed include healthy eating for diabetes, reducing complications, taking medication, monitoring blood sugar, reading labels and more.

Additional Information

  • Daytime and evening classes are available.  This is a one day class.
  • A support person is encouraged to attend the class with you.
  • Class size is small and in a relaxed environment.
  • Instructors are certified by the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators.

Nutrition Education Program
Healthy eating plays a major role in managing many health conditions.  A registered dietitian can help one develop an eating plan that best meets their nutrition needs.

Additional Information:

  • Education provided includes heart healthy eating, weight management, kidney disease, congestive heart failure and other topics.
  • Individual instruction is provided by a registered dietitian (RD).
  • A support person is encouraged to attend the appointment with you.

A doctor order is required for diabetes and nutrition education. For more information about the program, please call (615) 328-6190 and we will be glad to assist you.