Diabetes Educator Amanda Lungren sitting at a table with healthy food in front of her.

Diabetes Education & Nutrition

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Getting started on the path to well-being

If you have or are at risk of developing diabetes, there are positive steps you can take and resources here in our community you can use. The Diabetes Education program at Island Health can help you live better with your diabetes and support you every step of the way with education, tools and support.

Participants in the program will learn the seven self-care behaviors from the American Association of Diabetes Educators to empower them to manage their condition:
• Healthy eating
• Problem-solving
• Being active
• Reducing risks
• Monitoring
• Healthy coping
• Taking medications

Services Provided

Our Diabetes Education program includes the following services:

  • Individual sessions: One-hour individual pre-assessment and/or follow-up visits are available in the clinic with a certified diabetes educator.
  • Class sessions: Classes are taught by a certified diabetes educator and/or registered dietitian.
    • Nutrition & Diabetes
    • Diabetes Physiology & Medications
    • Lifestyle Change & Ongoing Support

Participation in the Diabetes Education program requires a referral from your primary care provider.

Most insurances, including Medicare, cover the Diabetes Education program. To obtain the most accurate information, please check with your insurance carrier to discuss the benefits provided by your medical plan.

Have questions? We can help!
Our staff is here to help coordinate your participation in the Diabetes Education program. To schedule your visit, additional information or assistance with a referral or insurance benefits, please call 360.299.4934.

Our Providers

New Dietitian Rosa Brown, MDN, RD

Rosa Brown, MDN, RD

Clinical Dietitian Diabetes Education

Accepting New Patients

Amanda Lungren, MPH, RDN, CDCES

Diabetes Education

Accepting New Patients

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