Nutrition and Diabetes
Nutritional support for patients with prediabetes, type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes
The nutrition and diabetes services offered at Wooster Community Hospital include nutrition education, medical nutrition therapy, and diabetes self-management education. Our qualified dietitians and registered nurses provide support and guidance for a wide variety of nutritional needs for patients – especially those with prediabetes, type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes.
Good nutrition can improve many diseases and health problems such as diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, and kidney disease. Even if you have certain dietary restrictions, a dietitian can help you develop an eating plan that suits your lifestyle. Our staff is committed to serving as your coach and partner while providing innovative means to help improve your well-being through what you eat.
The role that food plays in cancer care is vital for the healing and recovery process. As part of the interdisciplinary care received, nutrition counseling is a way to provide patients with individualized nutrition plans to meet their specific needs. Check out this informational video on Nutrition in Cancer Care presented by one of Wooster Community Hospital's Registered Dietitians, Kirsten Kurtz, RDN, LD.
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WCH Diabetes Clinic
The WCH Diabetes Clinic provides self-management training and medical nutrition therapy in one-on-one sessions and in group settings. You will receive individual attention from both your registered nurse and dietitian, who will help create your personalized action plan. At the clinic, you will learn to:
- Live safely with diabetes
- Keep your blood glucose numbers in a healthy range
- Prevent or reduce the effects of other health problems diabetes often causes
The WCH Diabetes Clinic offers a high-quality education that is an essential part of effective diabetes treatment – and has been recognized as such by the American Diabetes Association, with an Education Recognition Certificate for our diabetes self-management education program.
WhyWeight Weight-Loss Program
WhyWeight™ is a six-month program designed for those who want to safely lose more than 25 pounds. It’s an effective program that educates patients and advocates good eating choices, and encourages healthy habits for a lifetime.
It includes one-on-one sessions with a licensed dietitian every two weeks, discussing nutrition and activities to help you achieve your weight loss goals. Learn more about WhyWeight.
All services are provided by appointment only. Office hours are available Monday through Thursday. Call the Nutrition & Diabetes Services department at Wooster Community Hospital at (330) 263-8196 for more information.