Nutrition Counseling & Diabetes Education

Laura 775-445-8607 or Chelsea 775-445-8820

Carson Tahoe Health employs credentialed Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who provide evidence-based nutrition services. We help prevent, delay, or manage diseases and medical conditions through nutrition education and medical nutrition therapy. Medical nutrition therapy is the management of medical conditions through nutritional intervention.

For more information, or to set up an appointment for nutrition counseling, please call (775) 445-5500.

Fax Number for Referrals: (775) 882-3731

Nutrition counseling may be covered as a benefit by your insurance company, though it may require preauthorization. Our scheduling department will work with you to determine whether nutrition care services will be covered. You may be required to self-pay for your nutrition appointment if your insurance does not cover nutrition education or medical nutrition therapy.

We provide:

  • Assessment of your current nutrition intake
  • Computerized body analysis
  • Nutrition information and counseling
  • Advice and strategies to help you achieve healthful and balanced intake
  • Individualized meal planning for your unique needs and goals
  • Medical nutrition therapy

Individual Counseling Services

We pride ourselves on providing personalized, in-depth assessments, nutrition diagnoses, and intervention treatment plans. Let us help you with nutrition care related to...

  • Adult Malnutrition
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Liver or Kidney Disease
  • Heart Disease Risk Factors (Abnormal Cholesterol, High Triglycerides, High Blood Pressure)
  • Heart Disease (Coronary Artery Disease, Congestive Heart Failure)
  • Pulmonary Conditions (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, COVID-19)
  • Diabetes and Related Conditions (Gestational Diabetes, Medication-related High Blood Sugar)
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders (Crohn’s Disease, Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance, Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Food Allergies
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Weight Management for Adults and Children (Weight Loss, Weight Gain, and Weight Maintenance)
  • Poor Growth, Undernutrition, or Malnutrition in Children
  • Wound Healing
  • Recommendations and Monitoring for Tube Feeding and Parenteral Nutrition

Program and Service Involvements

Nutrition Education and Medical Nutrition Therapy are included as part of the care for many services provided through Carson Tahoe Health:

  • Acute Care Nutrition Interventions for our hospitalized patients
  • Long Term Acute Care Nutrition for inpatients
  • Behavioral Health Nutrition Care for inpatients
  • Cancer Resource Center
  • Ambulatory Infusion Center
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Certified Diabetes Education Program

Healthy Food Assistance

Carson Tahoe supports and participates in local community efforts to provide for our area residents in need.  We work closely with Friends in Service Helping (FISH), and Remote Area Medical (RAM). Additionally, we donate fresh produce harvested from our garden at the Regional Medical Center.

Financial Services

Diabetes Support & Education

At Carson Tahoe, we believe that diabetes education and self-management training are integral components of diabetes care. Carson Tahoe’s objective is to help you sustain your health while lowering your risk of diabetes related complications. Our program, certified by the American Diabetes Association, will provide you with your own diabetes team of professionals including nurse educators and registered dietitians to help you TAKE CHARGE of your diabetes.

Our diabetes program helps you acquire the knowledge and skills to successfully manage diabetes on a daily basis.

Through private appointments and group classes, your diabetes team will cover the topics that matter most to you including:

  • Avoiding complications
  • Management tips that work
  • “Carb counting”
  • Nutrition guidelines
  • Shopping for groceries
  • Reading labels
  • Eating out
  • Exercising guidelines
  • Diabetes medications
  • Blood sugar testing and goals
  • Dangerous high and low blood sugars
  • Self care

Diabetes Support Group
We are excited to announce the 2nd Wednesday of every month will feature a Diabetes Support Group meeting at the Carson City Senior Center. To view the topics for each meeting, click here visit our events calendar.

Contact Us
If you would like more information about our diabetes program, please call (775) 445-8607. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (775) 445-5500.

Schedule an Appointment
1-on-1 private appointments are available at locations in Carson City and Minden.

Eagle Medical Center
2874 N Carson St, Carson City, NV

Carson Tahoe Dayton Medical Center
901 Medical Center Dr #203, Dayton, NV

Carson Tahoe Minden Medical Center
925 Ironwood Drive, Minden, NV

Comprehensive Group Classes
Group classes are available at our Regional Medical Center:

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center
1600 Medical Parkway
Carson City, Nevada

Most insurance companies, including Medicare and Medicaid, offer benefits for diabetes education when referred by a physician. Discounts are offered for cash pay patients.