The Latest Care for Diabetes in Williamsport, PA
The Diabetes & Nutrition Counseling Center, located on UPMC Susquehanna’s Divine Providence Hospital campus, has a two-fold purpose. Our primary goal is to help people with diabetes live active and fulfilling lives. A secondary goal is to help people understand the crucial relationship between nutrition and good health.
Registered dietitian nutritionists at UPMC Susquehanna provide complete care to treat and manage diabetes in Williamsport, PA, and the surrounding areas.
Our diabetes services include:
In some cases, symptoms of diabetes are not present at all, even if the disease is present. Symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes commonly include:
- Frequent urination
- Weight loss
- Blurred vision
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, speak with a provider at UPMC Susquehanna for an accurate diagnosis.
Nutrition Counseling at UPMC Susquehanna
Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN) provide evidence-based practice, along with professional judgment, in order to achieve optimal care and positive nutrition and health outcomes.
Using the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Evidence-based Nutrition Practice Guidelines, RDNs make decisions about appropriate medical nutrition therapy (MNT) interventions for specific diseases and conditions.
For example, a referral to a registered dietitian nutritionist is recommended whenever a person has abnormal cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL or LDL or has congestive heart failure.
Services include counseling by a registered dietitian nutritionist, by appointment, on:
- Elevated lipids, cholesterol and triglycerides
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- High blood pressure
- Medical nutrition therapy (not limited to individuals with diabetes)
- Weight management
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Today, it is more important than ever to understand the relationship between nutrition and good health. Learning how to eat in a healthy manner can improve medical problems, provide a sense of well-being, enhance physical activity efforts and promote weight maintenance. Proper diet and nutrition also play a major role in the prevention of many diseases and can help people living with chronic diseases to live longer and healthier lives.
At the Diabetes & Nutrition Care Center, a registered dietitian can help you with your nutritional needs as they relate to specific diseases, sports nutrition, weight loss, pediatric nutrition and more. Initial sessions last up to one hour. Follow-up sessions are 15 to 30 minutes. Some insurances cover these services. Check with your insurance provider for coverage information.
Diabetes Treatment at UPMC Susquehanna
Our providers focus on helping you control your blood sugar through a healthy diet, oral medications and insulin. We offer diabetes screenings and regular screenings to detect complications for individuals with diabetes.
At UPMC Susquehanna, the Diabetes & Nutrition Counseling Center is dedicated to providing the latest diabetes treatment in Williamsport, PA, and the surrounding areas.