Diabetes & Nutrition

Services and Support 

female-food-blogger-in-apron-showing-a-digital-tablet-with-her-picture-id1091555728We have a dedicated team that includes both registered dietitians (RD) and registered nurses (RN). Our certified diabetes educators (CDE) specialize in the care of patients with diabetes. We work closely with your healthcare provider to best meet your needs. 

Lakeland Diabetes and Nutrition provides quality care for many diseases and conditions, from infancy to older adulthood, including:

  • Cancer Care
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Diabetes: type 1, type 2, gestational, pre-diabetes
  • Eating disorders
  • Errors of metabolism
  • Food allergies
  • Gastrointestinal disorders: celiac disease, cirrhosis, Crohn’s disease
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Intensive behavioral therapy (IBT)
  • Kidney disease
  • Pediatrics: infant/child feeding, failure-to-thrive
  • Preventive nutrition and meal planning
  • Weight management/obesity
  • Women’s health: osteoporosis, anemia

 Online Care

elderly-man-make-distant-video-call-communicating-with-doctor-online-picture-id1182248151Lakeland Diabetes and Nutrition is offering video visits for diabetic education. During your appointment, you have a private one-on-one consultation regarding diabetes care, goals, and a care plan that may include insulin adjustments, meal plans, and goal setting. To schedule your next appointment virtually, call our office at 269.556.2868 or email Diabetes and Nutrition manager Nicole Morrissey at nmorrissey@lakelandhealth.org

Services are covered by most insurance companies depending on the diagnosis. A physician referral is required for most services. Payment is expected at the time of service for patients with no insurance coverage. If you have questions about our services, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call (269) 556-2868

Private Online Group for Diabetes Support

Looking for more ways to stay connected? Join a free online support group where 325+ locals work towards their health goals by sharing resources, tips, and more. To join this private group, log into Facebook, search for “Spectrum Health Lakeland Diabetes Support Group” and click the "+ Join" button. You’ll have access to great resources, recipes, and upcoming virtual events. Join us LIVE on our Facebook support group page for a cooking demonstration and a chance to get answers to your health questions.  
  • Tuesday, April 21 at 9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 28 at noon
  • Tuesday, May 5, at 6 p.m.

Make Peace with Food 

We offer a variety of classes and support group available to the community. View our current schedule here.


Center for Outpatient Services, St. Joseph
3900 Hollywood Road
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Lakeland Hospital, Niles
31 N. St. Joseph Avenue
Niles, MI 49120

Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet
400 Medical Park Drive, Suite #200
Watervliet, MI 49098

 What our clients say about Lakeland Diabetes and Nutrition:

“After a year of researching and applying my own methods in an effort to be healthier through nutrition, I hit a discouraging plateau. It wasn’t until I began working with registered dietitian, Monique Miller, that I began to achieve renewed results towards my goals. Trusting Monique’s easy to understand advice on healthy eating has reinvigorated my efforts as I move towards achieving optimal health.” - Steve Adler

“When I was admitted from the ER for an emergent gallbladder removal, I was found to be diabetic. My A1c was over 16% and I had no idea. The care manager in the hospital communicated with my primary care provider and I was referred to Lakeland Diabetes and Nutrition. In a matter of 3 months, my blood sugar was at normal levels. I learned so much and had the support I needed during such a scary time. I am so grateful to have regained my health and know how to manage my diabetes.” – Sylvie A.


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Check-Up: How Sickness Affects Diabetes (Claudia Hanely, RN, CDE)

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Check-Up: Safe Blood Sugar Levels (Michael Rushlow, RN, CDE)

Michael Rushlow, RN, outlines how diabetes educators use target ranges to help patients gauge their blood sugar levels at various points in the day.

Check-Up: Gestational Diabetes & How to Control It (Benjamin Wood, DO)

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Check-Up: Meal Planning for Diabetics (Jessica Heckman, RD)

Lakeland Health Diabetes Educator, Jessica Heckman, RD, CDE, shares tips for meal planning for diabetics.

Check-up: Understanding prediabetes (Amena Iqbal, MD)

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Physician Video Profile: Amena Iqbal, MD (Endocrinology)

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Check-Up: New Diabetes Technology (Amena Iqbal, MD)

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Check-Up: Understanding Diabetes Complications (Amena Iqbal, MD)

Endocrinologist, Amena Iqbal discusses the impact diabetes has on the major organs of the body and the complications it can cause if not properly controlled.

Physician Video Profile: Sharon Rooney-Gandy, DO (Wound Care)

Sharon Rooney-Gandy, DO, helps those with non-healing wounds at Lakeland Wound Center.

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