March is National Nutrition Month
During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. Loring’s Nutrition and Diabetes Departments are excited to share a couple new services!
Healthy Eating Active Lifestyle (H.E.A.L) Program
Based on a team approach, this intensive behavior therapy for weight management program allows you to be an active member of your weight loss journey. Together with your primary care provider and registered dietitian, you will receive nutrition education, insight into your resting metabolic rate, and coaching as we work toward meeting your goals. The program includes an initial consultation with your provider, reoccurring visits with our registered dietitian, and visits with a mental health provider to increase awareness of how psychological issues affect physical health as needed. Visits start out every two weeks and transition to monthly as appropriate, over the course of a year. This program does require a referral from your provider and for participants to have a BMI greater than 30. The program may be covered by your insurance. Contact your primary care provider to schedule your initial consult today.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Living with diabetes may be challenging, but you don’t have to go it alone. Loring Hospital is committed to helping you live well with diabetes by providing coordinated care through education, coaching and support. One new advanced treatment option offered at Loring Hospital is continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). CGMs detect the sugar in the fluid between your body cells instead of in the blood. Sugar is detected continuously and reported to the receiver frequently. The main benefit of using a sensor is that it reports your current reading, as well as whether your sugar levels are going up or down and how fast. If you know how your sugar levels are fluctuating, you can take action. Talk to your physician or diabetes educator today, to see if this service is right for you.
For more information on either of these services, call 712-662-7105 today.