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Find the Best Diabetes Dietitian Near Me

Nourish provides personal telehealth sessions with a registered dietitian to help you manage or reverse your type 2 diabetes. We work with major health insurance providers to help get the care you need without paying out of pocket.

94% of Nourish patients pay $0 out of pocket!

Find the Best Diabetes Dietitian Near Me

Nourish provides personal telehealth sessions with a registered dietitian to help you manage or reverse your type 2 diabetes. We work with major health insurance providers to help get the care you need without paying out of pocket.

94% of Nourish patients pay $0 out of pocket!

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Amie
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Amie Gross
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Hi, there! I am registered dietitian and certified diabetes care and education specialist. I have extensive experience working in the field of endocrinology and have special interests in type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). While diabetes and insulin resistance are my "bread and butter," I work with a variety of other conditions as well. Whether you are trying to figure out what foods to eat to preserve your kidney function, trying to reverse the progression of fatty liver, trying to improve your cholesterol values, or simply trying to learn more about nutrition and improve your relationship with food, I am here to help!

I like to conduct nutrition therapy using a weight neutral approach, however; I can be flexible with my approach depending your individual goals and health conditions.
We will spend the first session getting to know each other. We will review your goals, medical history, any recent lab work, lifestyle factors, and typical eating patterns. I love reviewing lab work, so please feel free to upload a copy of your labs to the portal for me to review prior to/during your appointment.
My hobby is enjoying the simple things in life. I love listening to music and podcasts, enjoying a cup of coffee on my porch (when weather permits), drinking a glass of wine with my best friend, eating dinner with my parents on Sundays, and snuggling with my cats at the end of each day.
Bachelors of Science in Nutrition from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (2018); Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition from University at Buffalo (2020); Doctorate in Health Science from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (in progress)
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, Pennsylvania
Jessica
Bennett
Jessica Bennett
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Jessica has been a Registered Dietitian for over 16 years. She has a Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition, but is not only about the research, she enjoys exploring current nutrition trends, and how to find a balance. She enjoys traveling and trying local foods wherever she goes.

Jessica loves to learn all she can about her clients. She believes the most important part when setting goals with clients is to make sure they will fit into their lives. Small changes can yield big results. She believes in the mind body connection and we eat for lots of different reasons and it is important to explore those. She thinks outside of the box and loves to get creative when setting goals.
Jessica loves to start the session with telling me a little bit about what brings you to see me and what can I hopefully help you do. She loves to be a partner in your journey in health and wellness.
Dogs, exploring new restaurants, travel, trying different workouts
Jessica has a Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition from Rutgers University. She has a Masters of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences from University of Central Arkansas. She has a bachelor's in business and marketing from University of Arkansas at Little Rock and finds food marketing fascinating.
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Nashville , Tennessee
Analeis
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Analeis Masters
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Ana has over 8 years of experience as a registered dietitian, primarily focused on eating disorders and glucose management. She has worked in all levels of care for those with eating disorders and has a certification in iMove to help those that struggle with compulsive exercise.

Ana believes in a non-diet approach, treating each client as an individual to best support them and their goals. Primary focuses are on incorporating balance, variety, and flexibility within your meals and life. Ana works alongside you to set goals that feel manageable and sustainable for you to help you succeed, providing education and tools along the journey.
In your first session, you will get to know each other through a casual, fun conversation with a bit of humor included. Ana works to learn about your current and past relationships with food and movement, and you will work collaboratively to find a treatment plan tailored to you and your unique lifestyle.
Golfing, Reading, Being Outside, Traveling
Masters Degree, Nutrition and Dietetics, Washington State University Bachelors of Science, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Washington State University
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Phoenix , Arizona
Kelly
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Kelly Sea
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Hi there! I'm Kelly, a registered dietitian with over ten years experience promoting wellness and treating chronic conditions, especially diabetes and prediabetes. When I'm not helping people fuel their bodies right, you'll catch me knee deep in homesteading adventures - getting dirty in the garden, tending to my animal crew, and finding novel ways to live off the land.

As a real food focused dietitian, my purpose is to guide individuals on the path to wellness by harnessing the incredible potential of nature's bounty, fostering self-sufficiency, and reducing reliance on the modern medical system. My approach to care is patient-centered and collaborative -- it's all about you! I’m here to support your wellness journey through personalized and tailored conversations and strategies that resonate with your unique needs, values, and goals.
In our first session, I'll be learning a lot about you! I'll be asking about your health, nutrition, lifestyle, and goals to complete a thorough nutrition assessment and lay the foundation for your personalized care. As a team, we'll explore your goals and develop practical, realistic strategies to achieve them. I'll provide some initial nutrition education to empower you with the information you need to make informed choices and suggestions for first steps you can start implementing right away. By the end of the session, you'll have a clear understanding of your goals, personalized strategies to achieve them, and motivation to embark on your health journey.
Homesteading, gardening, cooking, preserving, animals. PC video games are my favorite entertainment and guilty pleasure!
Master of Science from University of Arizona; Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from California State University, Sacramento
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Pine Grove, California
Kimberly
Blume
Kimberly Blume
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Kim is a dedicated Registered Dietitian with a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition and a strong desire to help others achieve their health and nutrition goals. She has experience using medical nutrition therapy to treat a range of health concerns for people of all ages. Her career began in the adult hospital setting where she helped patients with a variety of conditions (cancer, diabetes, GI disorders, heart disease, kidney disease, etc). She then took her skills to a pediatric hospital where she worked with the tiniest of patients with some of the most precarious nutrition concerns. She is an expert in pediatric nutrition and passionate about maternal, infant, child and adolescent health.

Kim is a huge proponent of individualized nutrition care and realistic, “non-diet” approaches to meet nutrition goals. She uses science and evidenced-based practices to develop nutrition plans that are practical and tailored to the needs of her patients. Whether your goal is weight loss, weight gain, improved health or quality of life, Kim will work to create a sustainable plan that works for you. As a busy mom herself, Kim understands the complexities of eating well and balancing all that life throws at us on a day-to-day basis.
You can expect a relaxed, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere. The goal for a first session is to get to know you. Kim will ask about your lifestyle, nutrition history, current eating patterns, medical history and most importantly, what you hope to achieve from a health and nutrition perspective.
MS in Human Nutrition
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Teresa
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Teresa Ramalho
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Teresa's initial background was in education, and has since become a Registered Dietitian with a Master's Degree in Human Nutrition. She has spent the last 3+ years working with people with eating disorders at higher levels of care including Residential, PHP, and IOP. Teresa is a HAES-informed dietitian with a strong anti-diet, weight inclusive, body neutral philosophy. Teresa provides evidence-based nutrition science to help educate and empower patients to meet their goals.

Recipe for Teresa's Approach: Start with a base of weight inclusivity and person-centered care Handful of evidence based best practice Heaping cup of education A smidge of curiosity A dash of humor And top with Compassion and understanding
In your first session with Teresa, she will spend time getting to know you and understanding your journey with recovery up to this point. Teresa will conduct a thorough nutrition assessment discussing your medical history, prescription medications, supplement use, labs, current nutrition philosophy, etc. She will also talk to you about what you have tried in the past, what worked, what didn't, and collaborate with you to create realistic goals moving forward.
Reading, Snuggling with Frankie (my sweet pup), Crafting
Masters in Human Nutrition and Dietetic Internship from Winthrop University
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Amy
Good
Amy Good
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Amy is a dietitian with a multitude of experiences, skills, and specialities. She has expertise working with individuals with eating disorders as well as a breadth of knowledge regarding vegan/vegetarian diets, diabetes, heart health, and gastrointestinal conditions. Amy has worked with adolescents and adults.

Amy has an "all foods fit" philosophy. She believes nutrition should be a way to enhance your life, not something that feels like a prison sentence. She understands that restrictive diets rarely work, but that sustainable changes can make huge differences!
In your first session you can expect to have an engaging, comfortable conversation regarding your lifestyle, current nutrition practices, and health goals. There will also be time to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
Running, hiking, cycling, trying new restaurants, traveling
Bachelors of Science in Dietetics from Bowling Green State University, Dietetic Internship through Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship
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Rachael
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Rachael Martin
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Rachael Martin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 30 years experience assisting patients with a variety of nutritional concerns. Her primary specialty is with Eating Disorders, Body Image, and Weight Management/Obesity. Rachael is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist through IAEDP. Other areas of practice are Vegetarianism/Plant Based Eating, Diabetes, Mental Health Nutrition, and Gut Health

Rachael Martin has a philosophy of problem solving through a team approach. She believes in patient-centered nutrition counseling. Her aim is to listen well to the needs and interests of a patient, to meet the patient where they are, and to help them move toward desired nutritional goals and outcomes.
In the first session, Rachael and the patient will get to know one another. She and the patient will talk through the patient's concerns and reasons for meeting with a Dietitian. A Patient History will be taken which includes items such has relationship with food, past eating or food-related issues, current goals and plans for the future.
Cooking and recipe creation, Cake decorating, Crafting
Master of Science in Dietetics, University Of Arizona
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Huntsville, Alabama
Alma
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Alma Simmons
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Alma is a bilingual Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 14 years of professional experience. She has counseled hundreds of patients and clients in the fields of maternal and infant health, lactation, and diabetes management. Alma has also taught many nutrition and healthy lifestyle courses in both languages English and Spanish. Her passion is to empower women and families so they can feel confident, trust their journey and enjoy the life changing benefits of better health through nutrition and lifestyle.

Alma specializes in diabetes care and education, specifically gestational diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. She works with women across the lifespan from pregnancy to menopause, who want to find a middle ground in their health and nutrition journey, while breaking free from fad dieting trends so they can feel strong, nourished and confident without counting calories or giving up their traditional favorite foods. With a personalized approach, she inspires clients to master meal planning and mindful eating so they can manage their blood sugar while enjoying the food and lifestyle they love.
During your first session, Alma will take the time to get to know you, and understand your values, preferences, personal goals, lifestyle and motivations. She will work on completing an assessment to gather full understanding of your lifestyle habits, medical and nutrition history, so you can together develop an individualized plan that best fits your needs.
Hiking, yoga, cooking, live music and spending time with family and friends
Bachelor of Science
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Morgan
Sikes
Morgan Sikes
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Morgan is a Registered Dietitian with more than seven years of experience working in the clinical, outpatient, and public health settings. She is passionate about fostering optimal health and wellness through evidence-based nutrition guidance. Morgan has honed a unique skill set that revolves around patient-centric care, attentive listening, and impactful nutrition education.

Morgan believes that food and nutrition is meant to be fun and enjoyable, all while fueling your body to feel your best. At the heart of her practice lies a deep commitment to patient care. Recognizing that each individual's nutritional needs are profoundly personal, Morgan prioritizes an approach that considers not only dietary requirements but also lifestyle, preferences, and overall health goals. Morgan does not want you to feel stressed or overwhelmed when it comes to nutrition, so she's going to help you by starting with simple changes and growing from there. Morgan particularly enjoys counseling on diabetes, heart health, pre and post-natal nutrition, and prevention of disease.
In the initial meeting with Morgan, she will spend time getting to know you, your past medical history, your routine and lifestyle, amongst other things by asking questions and simply hearing from you! She hopes to dive deeper into nutrition education and your nutrition goals in the sessions to come.
Morgan enjoys spending time with her miniature dachshund (Jack), attending sporting events, traveling to the beach, and cooking with her husband! Don't be surprised if Jack makes an appearance in your session.
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Mississippi | Master of Science in Nutrition Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Auburn, Alabama
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Christina is looking to manage her prediabetes and lose weight. She also reports stomach pain 2-3 times per week.
High-protein, plant-based lunches
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It was such a pleasure to meet with you today! I loved helping you understand how your eating habits are influencing your overall health.
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I am not just a number on the scale. My dietitian takes into consideration so many things that aren’t even related to my weight, which I had never realized were contributing to my health.

Lucie

37, Texas

Since that first meeting, my dietitian has completely changed my view around food. I’ve been able to work with her to find out which food, patterns, and other factors influence my stomach pain.

Balina

25, California

Nourish has helped me improve my numbers on my blood results and taught me so much about how I can maintain healthy food choices without making large sacrifices in what I like to eat.

John

71, New York

I am not just a number on the scale. My dietitian takes into consideration so many things that aren’t even related to my weight, which I had never realized were contributing to my health.
Lucie

37, Texas

Since that first meeting, my dietitian has completely changed my view around food. I’ve been able to work with her to find out which food, patterns, and other factors influence my stomach pain.

Balina

25, California

Nourish has helped me improve my numbers on my blood results and taught me so much about how I can maintain healthy food choices without making large sacrifices in what I like to eat.

John

71, New York

Stress and sleep
Weight loss
Eating disorders
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Hormonal health
Pre and postnatal health
Much more!

How a Nourish dietitian can help manage Diabetes

Personalized diabetes nutrition planning

Personalized nutrition planning

We offer virtual one-on-one sessions with registered dietitians specializing in diabetes management. During your appointments, you’ll learn evidence-based practices to improve your A1c, blood sugar levels, and other areas of your health. You may not know what to expect if you’ve never met with a dietitian before. Our nutrition specialists work with you to build realistic meal plans that bolster your overall diabetes management strategy. Current diabetes nutrition guidelines recommend choosing whole foods as often as possible and enjoying meals rich in colors, fiber, and flavor. With personalized nutrition counseling, you can finally take your health into your own hands.

We offer virtual one-on-one sessions with dietitians to discuss preventative actions that can be taken to address your health concerns. We educate, assess lifestyle changes, help plan your nutrition, and support our clients toward long-lasting success using personalized nutrition counseling.

Convenient virtual appointments

Convenient, virtual appointments

Access high-quality diabetes nutrition care wherever you’re most comfortable. Thanks to convenient virtual appointments—you can speak with your dietitian anytime, anywhere. Say goodbye to driving to appointments and inconvenient waiting rooms, and manage your diabetes care on your schedule.

Receive the highest quality care wherever you are most comfortable. You get access to your dietitian virtually anytime, anywhere. No more driving to appointments. No more waiting around.

Avoid future complications with diabetes

Avoiding future complications

In addition to improving your A1C and blood sugar levels, working with a dietitian can help prevent future complications commonly linked with unmanaged diabetes. These include cardiovascular problems, nerve damage, kidney failure, and other serious conditions. Leverage your dietitian’s nutrition expertise to lower your risk of developing complications. Our experts are dedicated to supporting your health and quality of life for the long run.

The payoff you’ll see for adjusting your lifestyle with nutrition counseling will be tremendous for your health. You’re less likely to suffer from a heart condition, kidney failure, and other serious conditions with the proper discipline and determination that we help provide.

How a Nourish dietitian can help manage Diabetes

Personalized diabetes nutrition planning

Personalized nutrition planning

We offer virtual one-on-one sessions with registered dietitians specializing in diabetes management. During your appointments, you’ll learn evidence-based practices to improve your A1c, blood sugar levels, and other areas of your health. You may not know what to expect if you’ve never met with a dietitian before. Our nutrition specialists work with you to build realistic meal plans that bolster your overall diabetes management strategy. Current diabetes nutrition guidelines recommend choosing whole foods as often as possible and enjoying meals rich in colors, fiber, and flavor. With personalized nutrition counseling, you can finally take your health into your own hands.

We offer virtual one-on-one sessions with dietitians to discuss preventative actions that can be taken to address your health concerns. We educate, assess lifestyle changes, help plan your nutrition, and support our clients toward long-lasting success using personalized nutrition counseling.

Convenient virtual appointments

Convenient, virtual appointments

Access high-quality diabetes nutrition care wherever you’re most comfortable. Thanks to convenient virtual appointments—you can speak with your dietitian anytime, anywhere. Say goodbye to driving to appointments and inconvenient waiting rooms, and manage your diabetes care on your schedule.

Receive the highest quality care wherever you are most comfortable. You get access to your dietitian virtually anytime, anywhere. No more driving to appointments. No more waiting around.

Avoid future complications with diabetes

Avoiding future complications

In addition to improving your A1C and blood sugar levels, working with a dietitian can help prevent future complications commonly linked with unmanaged diabetes. These include cardiovascular problems, nerve damage, kidney failure, and other serious conditions. Leverage your dietitian’s nutrition expertise to lower your risk of developing complications. Our experts are dedicated to supporting your health and quality of life for the long run.

The payoff you’ll see for adjusting your lifestyle with nutrition counseling will be tremendous for your health. You’re less likely to suffer from a heart condition, kidney failure, and other serious conditions with the proper discipline and determination that we help provide.

The Nourish Program

Nourish’s clinically-validated program gives you everything you need to eat well easily.
Dedicated dietitian
Let us know what your goals are and we’ll find the perfect dietitian for you.
Personalized plan
Your dietitian will conduct a comprehensive nutrition assessment to develop a plan to reach your health goals.
Holistic health
Your dietitian will address nutrition, fitness, sleep, mindfulness, supplements, medications, and more.
Mobile app
A dietitian and tech tools in your pocket 24/7 to turn food from a stressor to a healer.
Curated content
Relevant resources and advice including handouts, recipes, and meal recommendations.
1:1 messaging
Between sessions, your dietitian will support you on your health journey.
Goal tracking
Set goals and track progress with your dietitian via personalized clinical metrics.
Care coordination
We collaborate with your existing healthcare providers to provide world-class care that is tailored to you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Still deciding if we’re right for you? These frequently asked questions may help.

Can I reverse diabetes?

Diabetes reversal or remission is possible through medical treatment and lifestyle interventions. Partial remission is when A1c levels are below 6.5% for one year without medications, while complete remission requires an A1c of less than 5.7%. 

What are the best foods to eat with diabetes?

Focus on minimally processed, high-fiber foods from each food group to manage diabetes:

  • High-fiber whole grains, such as brown rice, oats, and quinoa.
  • Lean proteins, including poultry, fish, and legumes.
  • Healthy fats, like avocado, nuts, and olive oil
  • Fruits, like berries, cherries, and oranges.
  • Non-starchy vegetables, such as broccoli, spinach, and bell peppers. 

Can a nutritionist help me manage diabetes medications?

While a registered dietitian cannot prescribe or change the dosage of your diabetes medications, they can help you find the best eating pattern to maximize the benefits of your medications, manage side effects, and avoid large fluctuations in blood sugar levels. 

How does nutrition impact diabetes?

When you eat and what you eat can significantly impact your blood sugar. Going too long without eating can result in low blood sugar levels. 

Foods that are high in carbohydrates and low in fiber can spike your blood sugar. Eating lean proteins, whole-grain carbohydrates, and healthy fats at regular times can help stabilize your blood glucose levels. 

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic condition characterized by high blood sugar levels. When you eat, the carbohydrates from your food break down into glucose, which enters the bloodstream. Insulin is a hormone that helps your body use that glucose for energy. 

When a person has diabetes, their insulin does not work properly, causing too much glucose to stay in the blood. Over time, untreated high blood sugar levels can cause damage to the kidneys, heart, nerves, and eyes. 

There are three main types of diabetes: 

How can I find a <Name> dietitian who accepts my insurance?

Nourish has <Name> dietitians in-network with major insurers like Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Aetna, Cigna, and Medicare. 95% of Nourish patients pay $0 when using insurance.

Are video visits with a dietitian online for <Name> covered by insurance?

Check your coverage to see if Nourish accepts your insurance plan. 

What to expect during a visit with a dietitian that specializes in <Name>?

During your first appointment with a dietitian, you can expect to review your medical history, eating habits, and lifestyle. You’ll get to know your dietitian and you’ll have the opportunity to ask them any questions you have.

How can I find an online video visit with a dietitian that can help with <Name>?

Nourish offers completely virtual appointments that can help address <Name>.

How can I book a nutrition appointment online for <Name>?

Nourish offers completely virtual nutrition appointments and is covered by insurance. You can find a dietitian that’s right for you and filter by condition.

How can I see a dietitian that can help with <Name>?

Nourish has dietitians that specialize in <Name> that can help. Nourish uses evidence-based, personalized nutrition therapy so you feel your best.

What other conditions can a dietitian help with?

A registered dietitian can also help with the following related <Name> conditions:

Can Nutrition Counseling Help with Type 2 Diabetes?

The American Diabetes Association recommends nutrition counseling for all people with type 2 diabetes as part of their treatment plan. Nutrition counseling is defined as working with a registered dietitian in a one-on-one setting to help a person reach their nutrition and health goals through evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle interventions. 

There is strong evidence that nutrition counseling is an effective treatment tool for type 2 diabetes in combination with medical care. The goal of nutrition therapy is to support healthy eating habits that minimize the complications of diabetes. This is achieved by targeting individual blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol goals through personalized nutrition interventions. 

Some factors increase the effectiveness of nutrition counseling in type 2 diabetes, such as: 

  • At least three visits within the first six months of establishing care with a dietitian.
  • Routine follow-up visits throughout the rest of the first year, followed by at least one annual follow-up. 
  • Evidence-based nutrition interventions. 
  • Goals are tailored to the individual’s preferences and medical history. 

Benefits of Nutrition Counseling for Type 2 Diabetes

Research shows that people with type 2 diabetes who participated in nutrition therapy with a registered dietitian experienced up to a two percent decrease in A1c levels after three months. Hemoglobin A1c is a three-month average of blood sugar levels. Though A1c goals may vary from person to person, the standard goal is under seven percent.

Working with a dietitian has been shown to result in lower dosages needed for oral glucose-lowering medications. Some people are able to discontinue one or more medications altogether. Nutrition therapy can also help prevent weight gain in people starting insulin therapy.

Individuals who undergo nutrition therapy after being newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have the greatest improvement in A1c and medication needs. However, there is strong evidence that nutrition counseling is beneficial at any stage of type 2 diabetes. 

Studies show that people who participated in nutrition counseling for type 2 diabetes reported increased motivation, knowledge, and quality of life. They also had lower stress levels and felt healthier. 

People with type 2 diabetes have a greater risk of cardiovascular disease. There is evidence that individualized nutrition therapy can improve risk factors like high blood pressure and certain cholesterol markers in people with type 2 diabetes. 

What to Expect

If you’ve never participated in nutrition counseling before, you may be unsure how to get started and what to expect at your first appointment. 

Choosing a Nutritionist

When establishing care with a nutrition professional, it’s important to check the credentials of the provider you select. The research on the benefits of nutrition counseling in type 2 diabetes is based on working with a registered dietitian (also known as a registered dietitian nutritionist). 

Dietitians are trained in medical nutrition therapy (MNT), a type of nutrition counseling targeted at improving medical conditions like diabetes through evidence-based nutrition interventions. 

Some dietitians have an additional certification called a CDCES (Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist). This credential means they have spent extra hours studying diabetes and working with patients who have diabetes, along with passing an exam and maintaining continuing education on the subject. 

There are many different nutrition strategies for type 2 diabetes available online, but many of these are not evidence-based. When working with a registered dietitian, you’ll receive evidence-based recommendations from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Diabetes Association guidelines. 

Your First Appointment

There are usually three parts to a nutrition therapy consultation: history, education, and goal setting. The dietitian will review your medical history and ask about your current dietary habits and concerns.

During the education portion of the appointment, the dietitian will talk to you about your understanding of diabetes and the recommended dietary and lifestyle changes. There are many topics your visits may cover, including: 

  • Macronutrient ratios (carbs, fat, and protein) and calorie intake.
  • Dietary strategies for optimizing blood sugar levels (such as carb counting or the plate method).
  • Insulin to carb ratios.
  • Fiber and whole grains.
  • Added sugars.
  • Alcohol intake. 
  • Physical activity.
  • Heart-healthy dietary and lifestyle habits.

Lastly, your dietitian will work with you to develop a personalized plan that feels both realistic and sustainable in the long term. The dietary guidelines for type 2 diabetes are to eat a moderate carbohydrate diet rich in whole grains, lean proteins, legumes, fruits, and vegetables with a limited saturated fat intake.

One tool that can help you incorporate these recommendations into your meal plan is the diabetes plate method, which involves dividing your plate into three sections– with one quarter of your plate including high fiber, whole grain carbohydrates, one quarter being lean proteins, and the remaining half consisting of nonstarchy vegetables. 

If you have other health concerns, like kidney disease or high blood pressure, your dietitian will consider these conditions while creating your plan. The nutrition recommendations will also be individualized to your: 

  • Food preferences.
  • Lifestyle.
  • Culture/religion.
  • Economic status.
  • Medical history.

Can Nutrition Counseling Help with Type 2 Diabetes?

If you’ve never participated in nutrition counseling before, you may be unsure how to get started and what to expect at your first appointment. 

There is strong evidence that nutrition counseling is an effective treatment tool for type 2 diabetes in combination with medical care. The goal of nutrition therapy is to support healthy eating habits that minimize the complications of diabetes. This is achieved by targeting individual blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol goals through personalized nutrition interventions. 

Some factors increase the effectiveness of nutrition counseling in type 2 diabetes, such as: 

  • At least three visits within the first six months of establishing care with a dietitian.
  • Routine follow-up visits throughout the rest of the first year, followed by at least one annual follow-up. 
  • Evidence-based nutrition interventions. 
  • Goals are tailored to the individual’s preferences and medical history. 

Benefits of Nutrition Counseling for Type 2 Diabetes

Research shows that people with type 2 diabetes who participated in nutrition therapy with a registered dietitian experienced up to a two percent decrease in A1c levels after three months. Hemoglobin A1c is a three-month average of blood sugar levels. Though A1c goals may vary from person to person, the standard goal is under seven percent.

Working with a dietitian has been shown to result in lower dosages needed for oral glucose-lowering medications. Some people are able to discontinue one or more medications altogether. Nutrition therapy can also help prevent weight gain in people starting insulin therapy.

Individuals who undergo nutrition therapy after being newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have the greatest improvement in A1c and medication needs. However, there is strong evidence that nutrition counseling is beneficial at any stage of type 2 diabetes. 

Studies show that people who participated in nutrition counseling for type 2 diabetes reported increased motivation, knowledge, and quality of life. They also had lower stress levels and felt healthier. 

People with type 2 diabetes have a greater risk of cardiovascular disease. There is evidence that individualized nutrition therapy can improve risk factors like high blood pressure and certain cholesterol markers in people with type 2 diabetes. 

What to Expect

If you’ve never participated in nutrition counseling before, you may be unsure how to get started and what to expect at your first appointment. 

Choosing a Nutritionist

When establishing care with a nutrition professional, it’s important to check the credentials of the provider you select. The research on the benefits of nutrition counseling in type 2 diabetes is based on working with a registered dietitian (also known as a registered dietitian nutritionist). 

Dietitians are trained in medical nutrition therapy (MNT), a type of nutrition counseling targeted at improving medical conditions like diabetes through evidence-based nutrition interventions. 

Some dietitians have an additional certification called a CDCES (Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist). This credential means they have spent extra hours studying diabetes and working with patients who have diabetes, along with passing an exam and maintaining continuing education on the subject. 

There are many different nutrition strategies for type 2 diabetes available online, but many of these are not evidence-based. When working with a registered dietitian, you’ll receive evidence-based recommendations from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Diabetes Association guidelines. 

Your First Appointment

There are usually three parts to a nutrition therapy consultation: history, education, and goal setting. The dietitian will review your medical history and ask about your current dietary habits and concerns.

During the education portion of the appointment, the dietitian will talk to you about your understanding of diabetes and the recommended dietary and lifestyle changes. There are many topics your visits may cover, including: 

  • Macronutrient ratios (carbs, fat, and protein) and calorie intake.
  • Dietary strategies for optimizing blood sugar levels (such as carb counting or the plate method).
  • Insulin to carb ratios.
  • Fiber and whole grains.
  • Added sugars.
  • Alcohol intake. 
  • Physical activity.
  • Heart-healthy dietary and lifestyle habits.

Lastly, your dietitian will work with you to develop a personalized plan that feels both realistic and sustainable in the long term. The dietary guidelines for type 2 diabetes are to eat a moderate carbohydrate diet rich in whole grains, lean proteins, legumes, fruits, and vegetables with a limited saturated fat intake.

One tool that can help you incorporate these recommendations into your meal plan is the diabetes plate method, which involves dividing your plate into three sections– with one quarter of your plate including high fiber, whole grain carbohydrates, one quarter being lean proteins, and the remaining half consisting of nonstarchy vegetables. 

If you have other health concerns, like kidney disease or high blood pressure, your dietitian will consider these conditions while creating your plan. The nutrition recommendations will also be individualized to your: 

  • Food preferences.
  • Lifestyle.
  • Culture/religion.
  • Economic status.
  • Medical history.