University of Colorado Health’s Center for Diabetes offers programs that help children and adults learn the skills to manage diabetes and prevent complications. Services include nutrition education for age or health need.
Through the program, registered nurses and registered dietitians who are certified diabetes educators provide education for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes for pregnant women, and pre-diabetes. This includes services that will help you take control of your condition.
If you have pre-diabetes, we offer a one-time group class with hands on activities to learn more about diet and exercise to stay healthy and to prevent your pre-diabetes from progressing to Type 2 diabetes.
For people with Type 2 diabetes, our program consists of approximately one hour of individual assessment, six hours of classroom instruction, plus one hour of individual follow-up with a registered nurse and one hour of individual follow-up with a registered dietitian. If you cannot attend classes, private instruction is available with the registered nurse and registered dietitian.
For children and adults with Type 1 diabetes, our program consists of individual education; the time required will vary from person to person.
For women with gestational diabetes, our program usually consists of individual education and usually includes three visits: One with a registered nurse and two with a registered dietitian.
Conditions we treat
- 72-hour continuous glucose monitoring
- Meal planning assistance
- Individualized medical nutrition therapy for other medical conditions including food allergies, celiac disease, high cholesterol and other diagnoses with diet-related concerns
- Blood glucose testing and training
- Insulin pump training
- Education to help you avoid complications
- Long-term follow-up as needed
The Nutrition Education Services (at the Center for Diabetes) offers state of the art educational programs to help children and adults learn everyday lifestyle skills regarding nutrition.
We can show you how to follow a diet that will help you to obtain optimal nutrition, improve your health and exceed your diet and nutrition goals.
Our Nutrition education programs are comprehensive, individualized, research-based programs serving Northern Colorado and neighboring communities. We have been awarded recognition by the American Diabetes Association in accordance with the National Standards for Diabetes Patient Education Programs.
We are a Center of Excellence for nutrition in bariatric surgery. We specialize in helping you understand all aspects of nutrition and how it relates to your health. We will work with you to make positive, realistic changes that fit your lifestyle. You can trust us to provide the tools you need to manage any health problems you may have and attain the healthiest and highest quality of life possible.
We provide Education on Optimal Nutrition for the treatment of:
- Heart and Cardiovascular Disease
- High Cholesterol
- High Blood Pressure
- Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2 Gestational and pre-diabetes)
- Celiac Disease (Gluten Intolerance)
- Weight Management
- Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgeries)
- Eating Disorders
- Chronic Wound Healing
- Food Intolerances
- Food Allergies
- Gastrointestinal conditions and more.
Our dietitians serve people of all ages, from infants to senior citizens.
We need a referral from your health care provider in order to bill insurance.