Nutrition & Diabetes Education

Delta County Memorial Hospital Nutrition and Diabetes Education Program

The Delta County Memorial Hospital Nutrition and Diabetes Education Program offers education and support to individuals and their family members needing assistance with nutrition related diagnoses including diabetes, weight management and general nutrition and health issues. We specialize in diabetes education for those with pre-diabetes, Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes. Education is provided by Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists (RD/RDN) and Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE). Delta County Memorial Hospital employs registered dietitian/nutritionists (RD/RDN).

Who Are We
Mary Grosvenor, MS, RD, CDE, Department Director 970-874-6410
Kathleen Moran, RDE,
Ray Jensen, MS, RD, CDE

What We Offer

Nutrition Education: The DCMH team of nutrition professionals works in a variety of capacities, including:
Assessment and provision of nutrition needs to those hospitalized
Individual and group education for outpatients
Collaboration with the Food Services Manager and staff to ensure healthful
    patient and cafeteria food choices
Provision of nutrition education, support, and resources to hospital staff,
    physicians, our patients and their families.

Weight Management: The DCMH team of nutrition professionals offers one on one and group sessions to aid individuals who are working to manage their weight.

Diabetes Prevention Program: The Delta County Memorial Hospital Diabetes Prevention Program, as part of the CDC Diabetes Prevention Initiative focuses on healthy lifestyle changes including increase weekly physical activity, portion control, decrease fat intake and healthy eating options.

Diabetes Management: Diabetes is a manageable disease. With proper care and education, people with diabetes live healthy lives. Without proper management people with diabetes are more likely to suffer blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks and amputations. To meet this growing need in our community, we provide several types of programs.

One-on-one classes are available to meet with a Certified Diabetes Educator to review your current diabetes management plan. We base our education on the recommendations of the American Association of Diabetes Educator for teaching diabetes self management.

Diabetes Support & Education Group: The Delta County Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support and Education group has been ongoing for over 15 years. Meeting at 2:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, the group is led by a Dietitians and Diabetes Educators. Topics are generated by requests from the group. There is no charge for this program.

How to Arrange a Visit:
Start by asking your physician for a referral to the registered dietitian/diabetes educator (most insurances require this for coverage). Then call our offices at 970-874-6410 to schedule an appointment. We are available Monday through Thursday from 9 to 4. Special appointments can be arranged for other hours as needed.

What to bring to your appointment: Bring with you all of your questions, a record of your medications, and a log of your blood sugars.

Registration: Please come to the main lobby of the hospital 15 minutes before your appointment to meet with a registration clerk. Be sure to bring your photo identification and insurance card.

Insurance and Billing: Medicare or many insurance programs pay for diabetes education. You should check your policy to learn what is covered. For those without insurance, check with our registration clerks to see what types of payment programs are available to help with your bill.