Diabetes & Nutrition

Services and support 

female-food-blogger-in-apron-showing-a-digital-tablet-with-her-picture-id1091555728We have a dedicated team that includes dietitians, nurses, and pharmacists (RPh). Our certified diabetes care and education specialists (CDCE) specialize in the care of patients. Our team also provides diabetic education which includes a wide variety of classes, support groups, and resources specific your needs. We also work closely with your healthcare provider to best meet your needs. 

Spectrum Health Lakeland diabetes and nutrition team 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, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Getting started

Our diabetes and nutrition team offers in person and online 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 in person, virtually or over the phone, call our office at 269.556.2868 or use the button below to connect with a member of our team.

Connect with our team

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. Please connect with our team using the button above if you have have questions about our services, or would like to schedule an appointment.

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.

Make peace with food

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

Locations

 What our clients say about our diabetes and nutrition team:

“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.

"Nicole gave me the tools to become healthier and happier. I was able to lose 32 pounds. I started reading articles on healthy cooking and talked with Nicole on what I should and shouldn’t be eating." –  Emma G.  

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