Diabetes & Nutrition

Diabetes & Nutrition

A Healthy Outside Starts From the Inside.

The conflicting messages about nutrition can make it incredibly difficult to know how to make healthy choices that promote wellness.
That is why nutrition counseling and diabetes education is an integral part of a patient’s comprehensive wellness plan at MedLink Georgia.

Our professional staff provide comprehensive assessments and personalized nutrition plans for each
patient while taking their medical history, family history, and habits and lifestyle into consideration.

Who Can Benefit From Nutrition Counseling?

People of all ages can benefit from nutrition counseling. Our providers help patients set and reach achievable health goals. So, whether you’re looking to lose weight or get better control of your diabetes, we can help you get there. Consult with your provider about nutrition counseling if any of the following applies to your health needs or situation:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypoglycemia or Pre-Diabetes

  • Weight Loss or Weight Gain
  • Heart Healthy Meal Planning
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Food Allergies
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases (Celiac, Crohn’s, IBS)
  • Nutrition During Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Grocery Shopping/Healthy Eating on a Budget
  • Bariatric Surgery Supervised Weight Loss Counseling
  • Meal Planning & Preparation
  • Eating To Improve Performance in Sports
What is Diabetes Education?

Diabetes education services provide information and skills for people to manage their diabetes and related conditions. This program is tailored to your individual needs, goals, family history, and life experiences and is guided by evidence-based standards.

Topics include:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Being Physically Active
  • Taking Medication
  • Checking Your Blood Sugar
  • Reducing Your Risk for Other Health Problems
  • Learning To Cope With Stress, Depression, & Other Concerns

Diabetes Education services are offered in both individual and group settings, or by Telehealth. We also offer Spanish Diabetes Education classes! To find a Diabetes Education class near you, follow our Facebook page for class location and time announcements.

Locations

Family Health Centers

  • Bowman
  • Colbert
  • Gainesville
  • Habersham
  • Rabun
  • White
  • Winder

We offer telehealth appointments for all other locations for both diabetes and nutrition counseling.

Nutrition

If you have scheduled an appointment for individual nutrition counseling, please complete a 3-DAY FOOD RECORD and bring it with you to your appointment.

PDF of Food Record

Weekly Meal Plan 1

Weekly Meal Plan 1

Weekly Meal Plan 2

Weekly Meal Plan 2
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