The ARHS registered dietitians/nutritionists (RDNs) provide medical nutrition therapy (MNT) for a variety of conditions including diabetes, renal disease, heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, and obesity. Initial appointments will focus on nutrition assessment, nutrition goal setting, and developing an individualized nutrition plan. Follow-up appointments are also available to determine progress towards goals, address questions, and adjust the nutrition plan as needed. A doctor’s referral is required.
Nutrition Counseling for Diabetes
Individual nutrition counseling, with a qualified registered dietitian/nutritionist (RDN), is available for patients with T1, T2, or gestational diabetes. Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) can help individuals with diabetes improve their blood glucose, body weight, blood pressure and lipids (cholesterol, triglycerides). Referral is required. Located at Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center.
Nutrition counseling for other medical conditions
Individual nutrition counseling, with a qualified registered dietitian/nutritionist (RDN), is available for patients with a variety of conditions including renal disease, heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, and obesity. Referral is required. Located at Watauga Medical Center or Cannon Memorial Hospital.
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