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Nutrition and Diabetes Program

Front entrance of St. John Medical Center in Longview, Washington
1615 Delaware St.
1st Floor
Longview, WA 98632
Operating Hours
Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
Located Inside

The Nutrition and Diabetes Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for providing education that meets National Standards for Diabetes Education.

Nutrition Therapy

Outpatient Nutrition Services

  • Confidential one-to-one counseling with registered dietitian
  • Comprehensive assessment of nutrition issues
  • Treatment based on individual interest and needs
  • Individualized material
  • Realistic approaches to help reach nutrition goals
  • Practical “tools” and skills for immediate use
  • Up-to-date nutrition information

Therapy Offerings

  • Weight Management Options
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Pregnancy - Hyperemesis
  • Diabetes
  • Diverticulitis / Diverticulosis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Child and Adolescent Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Special Needs
  • Wound Care Nutrition
  • Cardiac Rehab Nutrition
  • Nutrition Therapy for Cancer Patient

Weight Management Options

Nutrition Therapy
You will meet with a registered dietitian for an initial assessment, evaluation and nutrition care plan. Nutrition Therapy encompasses all aspects of your health and is related directly to your specific medical need. If your weight is complicated by diabetes, eating disorder, food allergies, pregnancy or other medical conditions – this may be the best choice for you.

Your Health Insurance may cover this service when your physician refers you.

Weight management can be so important to your health and well-being. Despite its recognized importance, insurance often does not cover weight management care. Our One-2-One weight loss program provides exceptional weight management at an affordable price.

One-2-One is our personalized weight management package. Lose two to six pounds in the first two weeks - WE KNOW HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT and will provide you with specific guidelines to follow. Over the course of your program you and your health coach will alter these guidelines to fit your lifestyle and achieve your health goals.

Our health coaches are health professionals (registered dietitians) with training and expertise in lifestyle change. Your program begins with a 1-hour initial assessment. Followed by six 30 minute follow-ups. The cost is $250.

This program is designed for the person who needs a flexible schedule and wants to work on their weight individually at their own pace. You may purchase additional six session packages for $187.50.

Individual Pre-Bariatric Surgery Counseling
Individual visits with a registered dietitian. Begin making the changes that will be lifelong requirements after your bariatric surgery. Keep daily food records and set personal goals.

These sessions will fulfill the requirement of many insurers to meet with a registered dietitian twice a month, and lose five percent of your body weight prior to surgery.

Diabetes Education

Individual Assessment

Clients are assessed for needs and given one-to-one education to help make lifestyle changes. Our goal is to provide the information and support that allows clients to improve their self-management skills and confidence in their ability to achieve the best health they can.

Participants receive individual and group instruction, a blood glucose monitor (if needed), routine review of weight and blood sugar results and help with setting goals

Diabetes Series Class

Group education covering Diabetes Basics:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Dealing with feelings
  • Meal planning guidelines
  • Fat and Cholesterol
  • Fiber
  • Sodium
  • Eating in Restaurants
  • Shopping Tips
  • Label Reading
  • Self-Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Hypo/Hyperglycemia
  • Exercise
  • Complications
  • Stress Management

Participants receive the Diabetes Self-Management Program Manual. Classes provide interaction and skill practice for participants.

Registration is required. A support person is welcome to attend with you. Please call (360) 636-4943 to register.

Diabetes Series

Monday Afternoons: 1 to 3 p.m.
Monday Evenings: 5 to 7 p.m.

Flexible Insulin Instruction

Training for individuals on insulin and insulin pumps. Learn how to adjust your insulin for changes in activity and food choices to keep your blood sugar in control.

Referral is required. A support person is welcome to attend with you. Please call (360) 636-4943 to schedule an appointment.

Ongoing Follow-up and Support

Clients work individually with educators to achieve goals, overcome roadblocks, deal with health changes, and enhance self-management skills.

Diabetes Self-Management Program Manual

Comprehensive education resource developed by our staff of diabetes experts. One copy is provided free of charge to patients attending the Diabetes Series Classes. If additional copies are desired, they can be purchased for $18.

The Diabetes Self-Management Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for providing education that meets National Standards for Diabetes Education.

Diabetes Monitoring and Management Assistance

Self-Blood Glucose Monitoring

We provide clients with blood glucose meters and training in how to use them effectively. Reinforcement of testing times, blood glucose goals, ranges and actions to take when goals are not met.

Medication Management

With clinician direction we can reinforce, guide adjustments and evaluate effectiveness of diabetes medications and insulin regimes.

Insulin Delivery Systems

  • Multiple daily injections: Utilize our knowledge of insulin types, properties and injection patterns to adjust insulin regimes to be more effective and provide the best fit for the client lifestyle and abilities.
  • Insulin Pens: Pen starter kits and training for insulin pen delivery systems provided by educators certified in insulin pen delivery systems.
  • Insulin Pump Program: You choose the insulin pump that’s best for you, we will work with the pump company to bring in Certified Insulin Pump Trainers to work closely with client and clinician to get the best results. Our Certified Diabetes Educators can provide ongoing follow up.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS)

The CGMS records glucose readings every five minutes for three days or more. The instruction and insertion of the sensor is done by our Certified CGMS trainer. The information is downloaded to a computer for analysis and interpretation. This information is invaluable in making insulin adjustments for clients who are having difficulty achieving good control.

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