Eating the right foods at the appropriate times is essential for effectively managing diabetes. This is accomplished with both education and effective meal planning. Through NYU Winthrop’s Diabetes Education Center, we offer personalized nutrition counseling with Registered Dietitians who are Certified Diabetes Educators. Both one-on-one counseling and group classes are available to help you and your family create nutrition plans that can help you manage your disease.
Our registered dietitians are available to meet individually with you and your family to design tailored meal plans. You will be provided with:
- A system for making food choices that matches your lifestyle and needs
- Personalized meal planning
- Information on how to read and use food labels
- Guidelines for eating out
- Food choices that reflect your culture
The Diabetes Education Center also offers diabetes-related, group cooking classes and a Dining Out with Diabetes program, which provides additional guidance on how to vary food selections and make more healthful choice at restaurants and gatherings.
How Can Nutrition Counseling Help Me?
Both individual nutritional counseling sessions and group classes can help you set goals and learn lifestyle management strategies that will help support your health through new ways of eating. By obtaining meal planning tips, support and guidance, you will gain essential self-management tools for living with this chronic condition..