• Women’s Health

    • Mindful eating and meal planning to feel better, improve insulin resistance and fertility

    • Nutritional guidance throughout

    • Preconception

    • Pregnancy

    • Delivery

    • Breastfeeding

  • Athletes

    • Improve your athletic performance or general fitness levels

    • Nutrition to maximize performance and avoid injury

    • Individualized eating plan based on metabolic needs 

  • Patients Interested in Bariatric Surgery

    • Nutrition assistance before and after surgery​

    • Serving size, nutrients, and eating plan management

  • Practical Lifestyle Advice

    • How to read nutition labels at the grocery store​

    • How to eat out while sticking to your eating plan

    • How to prepare a healthy, yet inexpensive meal

    • Eating and exercise habits

    • Resisting food temptations

    • Assistance with goal setting and prioritization

    • Do's and Don'ts about fad dieting

  • Other General Health and Wellness Concerns

Diabetes Education

In addition to our Nutrition and Weight Management services, we also offer a comprehensive Diabetes Education Program geared toward those living with diabetes.

Our Mission is to empower our participants with the self-care management skills necessary to improve their quality of life, using our diabetes education and disease management strategies.

Our Goals:

  • To provide current evidence based education on diabetes education in an open and conducive environment

  • For participants to take charge of their own care and diabetes management

  • To improve the lives of our participants through the diabetes education services

 

Program Content:

  • Healthy Eating

  • Being Active

  • Monitoring – Glucometers, continuous glucose meters

  • Taking Meds – Insulin injection education, insulin pumps

  • Reducing risks and complications

  • Healthy coping

  • Problem solving – stress, sick days, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia

We will work closely with you to develop an individualized wellness plan of strategies to achieve your diabetes related goals.

Abi Boxberger, RDN, LD
Registered Dietitian
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Address
250 West 9th St.
Kelly Heuer, RN, BSN, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator
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Address
250 West 9th St.
CBMC - Great Bend
1031 Jackson Street
Great Bend, Kansas
Russell Family Medical Care
410 Main Street
Russell, Kansas
Nutrition & Diabetes Education Appointments  also available at:
 
 

Reasons why individuals may seek the assistance of a Registered Dietitian:

  • Chronic Disease

    • Obesity

    • Diabetes

    • High Cholesterol

    • High Blood Pressure

    • Chronic Kidney Disease

    • Cancer

  • Gut Health

    • Improve symptoms of gas, bloating, diarrhea, and stomach pain

    • Food sensitivities/Food Allergies

    • Fatigue

  • Disordered Eating

    • Eating Disorders

    • Picky Eating

    • Emotional Eating

NUTRITION & DIABETES SERVICES

Clara Barton Hospital offers a full range of both inpatient and outpatient nutrition services designed to help our patients achieve optimal health and feel their best.  Our goal is to provide evidence-based nutrition care for treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and to promote nutritional health for adults and children who are either referred by their physician or taking steps on their own to improve their health. Whether you simply want to learn to eat healthier, or if you have special dietary requirements, our Registered Dietitian will conduct an individualized nutrition assessment and create a plan just for you!

Nutrition & Weight Management 

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 911