DIETITIAN & DIABETES EDUCATION
Registered dietitian, licensed dietitian
Our in-house dietitian, Savanah, is a food and nutrition professional. She is here to evaluate your health and nutritional needs and come up with a plan that's best for you.
Savanah has helped patients lose weight, gain weight, learn more about nutrition linked to diseases, prepare healthy meals, discussed nutrition during pregnancy and more. She is an expert in diabetic education, weight management, general nutrition wellness and medical nutrition therapy.
Reach Savanah at 307-684-6332.
Certified by the American Diabetes Association, JCHC’s Diabetes Self-Management Education program (DSME) teaches you how to manage diabetes more effectively through blood sugar monitoring, healthy nutrition, exercise, medications, and how to manage stress. Programs like this have been shown to reduce A1c levels, prevent or reduce diabetes complications, improve quality of life, and lower medical expenses. Most insurances, including Medicare, cover DSME with a physician’s referral (up to 10 hours in the first year, 2 hours each subsequent year). Diabetes education is very important when you’re first diagnosed, at your annual doctor’s visit, if health complications arise, and when changes in your care occur.
PT2 Program - You can prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Classes start at JCHC in September
If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, it's time to take charge of your health. The PreventT2 lifestyle change program can help you make lasting changes to prevent Type 2 diabetes.
You may have prediabetes and be at risk for type 2 diabetes if you:
- Are 45 years of age or older
- Are overweight
- Have a family history of type 2 diabetes
- Are physically active fewer than three times per week
- Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds.
With the PreventT2 program, you get a CDC-approved curriculum; the skills you need to lose weight, be more physically active and manage stress; a trained lifestyle coach to guide and encourage you; support from other participants with the same goals as you; and a year-long program with weekly meetings for the first six months, then once or twice a month for the second six months.
Classes begin at the Johnson County Healthcare Center on September 7. For more information and to sign up, call 684-6320.
The PreventT2 lifestyle change program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This proven program can help you make modest lifestyle changes and cut your risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half.
Do you have a sharps container to dispose of or are you in need of one?
Sharps containers can be purchased at Corner Stone Pharmacy in Buffalo (150 E. Hart St.). Filled sharps containers can be disposed of at the local landfill for $3.