Nutrition & Diabetes Education

Nutrition Services are one of the first treatments needed to both prevent and/or improve conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, and high blood pressure. All age groups are covered.

Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN*) provides Medical Nutrition Therapy or MNT which is covered by most insurance plans. MNT includes:

  • Discussion of what you normally eat and your daily life patterns
  • Thorough review of your nutritional and medical health
  • Assistance with food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities
  • Individualized nutrition treatment plan taking into account your budget, food preferences, medical needs, etc.

The first visit will take approximately one hour. Follow-up appointments may be made to check on your progress and to see if changes are needed in the treatment plan. Please complete our Reason for Visit and Health - Nutrition Self-Assessment form and bring it with you to your first appointment.

Contact Grace Gibson, RDN, LD, CDE, CPT at grace.gibson@familycarewv.org for more information or to schedule an appointment by referral.
Patrick Street Office: 304.720.4466 (ext. 8136)
Scott Depot Office: 304.757.6999 (ext. 1075)

*A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) has completed multiple layers of education and training established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). In addition to holding at least a bachelor's degree, a RDN must fulfill a specially designed, accredited nutrition curriculum, complete a post-graduate internship, then successfully pass the national board examination plus continue to complete a specified number of continuing education hours annually.

FamilyCare’s Diabetes Self-Management Education* Program

DSME is the cornerstone of diabetes care and treatment and/or prevention. ALL age groups are seen and both group and individual sessions are available.

Our Certified Diabetes Educator is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with more than 25 years experience in the field of diabetes. She serves as the Coordinator and Instructor of our Program which is covered by most insurance plans.

A Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE®) is a licensed health professional. After completion of eligibility requirements and successfully passing of the examination established by the National Certification Board on Diabetes Education (NCBDE) they must continue to complete a specified number of continuing education hours every five years or successfully retake exam.

Diabetes education includes:

  • Discussion of what type of blood glucose- related disease you have and how to manage it with diet, lifestyle changes, and medications
  • Thorough review of your nutritional and medical history
  • Individualized treatment plan taking into account your budget, food preferences, medical needs, etc.
  • Promotion of self-management relating to:
    • Type I, Type 2, LADA, MODY
    • Pre-Diabetes
    • Gestational Diabetes
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    • Reactive Hypoglycemia
    • Insulin Pump Assessment – Training

The first visit will take approximately 90 minutes. Follow-up sessions will then be scheduled to continue the education process, check on your progress, plus determine if changes are needed in the education and treatment plan. Please complete our Diabetes and Nutrition Self-Assessment form and bring it with you to your appointment.

Contact Grace Gibson, RDN, LD, CDE, CPT at grace.gibson@familycarewv.org for more information or to schedule an appointment by referral.
Patrick Street Office: 304-720-4466 (ext. 8136)
Scott Depot Office: 304-757-6999 (ext. 1075)

American Diabetes Association