Nutrition & Diabetes Education

Nutritional Counseling

The Primary Care & Hope Clinic offers nutritional counseling to assist patients with disease prevention and management. Nutrition counseling is an ongoing process where a registered dietitian works with an individual to assess their dietary intake to help identify areas where change is needed.

Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

The Primary Care & Hope Clinic offers an accredited diabetes self-management education program led by our Dietitian who is also a diabetes educator. 

If you have diabetes, you know how challenging it can be to manage your disease. Healthy eating, physical activity, monitoring your condition, taking medication and reducing your risk for complications are probably part of your daily routine. At times, all of this might seem overwhelming. But you can thrive with diabetes, and a diabetes educator can help.

As a member of your healthcare team, our dietitian makes managing your diabetes easier. They work with you to develop a plan to stay healthy, and give you the tools and ongoing support to make that plan a regular part of your life.

Diabetes education is a recognized part of your diabetes care and is covered by Medicare and most health insurance plans when it is offered through an accredited diabetes education program like ours, which has met vigorous criteria set by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

How can a Registered Dietitian (RD) help you?
1. If you have diabetes, heart problems or high blood pressure

An RD can help you safely change your eating plan without giving up taste or nutrition

2. If you have digestive problems.

An RD will work with your provider to help fine-tune your diet so you are not aggravating your condition.

3. If you’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant.

An RD can help make sure you get important nutrients, such as folate.

4. If you need to gain or lose weight.

An RD can suggest additional calorie sources for healthy weight gain or a controlled-calorie eating plan, plus regular physical activity for weight loss, while still eating your favorite foods.

5. If you want to eat smarter.

An RD can help you sort through misinformation. Learn how to read food labels, discover how healthy cooking is not expensive, learn healthy tips for eating out and how to resist temptations at work.

Call Today to Schedule an Appointment
with Laurie Read, RD, LDN

(615) 893-9390 ext. 136

Nutritional & Diabetic Counseling in Murfreesboro & Smyrna

Nutrition Resources

Crustless Asparagus & Pepper Quiche 

Greek Yogurt & Chocolate Mousse

Medical Disclaimer

Information on the Primary Care and Hope Clinic website is intended solely for educational purposes. Any information or recommendation on this website does not substitute the advice of a physician or professional healthcare provider. Any information on this site should not be used to diagnose or any medical condition. If you have questions regarding your health, please consult your healthcare provider.