Nutritional Specialists in Philadelphia, PA

Nutrition Plans for Diabetes Management

According to the CDC, nearly 10% of the U.S. population is estimated to be living with diabetes or prediabetes, which are diseases that cause irregular blood sugar levels in an individual’s body. Blood sugar, medically known as glucose, is an essential component that provides energy to the body’s cells, which help vital organs and tissues to function. Failure to manage these glucose levels can result in a number of serious health conditions. If you have diabetes or prediabetes, managing your diet is one of the most important factors in maintaining your health. Since the food we eat can raise the amount of sugar in our bodies, it is important to consume foods that help steady your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.

At 9th Street Internal Medicine, we tailor treatment to a patient’s individual treatment needs, lifestyles, food preferences, exercise patterns & glucose levels. Our certified diabetes care and education specialist, Sarah Burbee, RD, LDN, CDE, will help you discover the best nutrition plan for you and your lifestyle. She will develop a plan tailored to you in order to ensure that it is effective and easy to follow.

Nutritional Services Offered

    • One-on-one individual nutrition counseling
    • Diabetes management individual training
    • Virtual and in-person diabetes management group classes
    • Continuous glucose monitoring – intensive analysis
    • Prediabetes prevention training

What Should I Expect During My Appointment?

Patients should bring a 3-5 day food journal to their initial appointment. Sarah Burbee, RD, LDN, CDE will work with you to discover the best nutritional plan for you and your lifestyle. Once blood glucose is well controlled, patients can follow up every 3-6 months for maintenance visits. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact our office at (215) 440-8681.

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